Playing the horse race game at the Kentucky Derby party are, from left: Karen Stevenson, Pat Funderburk, Janie Shafer, Dianne Zavotsky, and Joe Ross. [ Jeff Allen | Contributed ]
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Chillas Hall receives slightly-used chairs

Hi Y’all, Happy Mother’s Day.

First, I would like to start by trying to do things a little differently in my article. As my readers know this article is now on the internet. I will write it on Sunday. The paper goes to press on Tuesday, with the regular paper version publication coming out on Thursday. Heads up, the paper is now sold at Carrabelle Dollar General, IGA, and beside the entrance of Carrabelle Junction.

Just a few reminders. Lanark Village Association will have a special meeting for members on Monday, May 6, at Chillas Hall. This meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. The LVA Board wants to continue getting with the members to get their help and suggestions on events and activities that may be occurring during the summer months. Any questions or comments should be directed to . There will not be Bingo in Lanark this week; however, stay turned, the LVA board is checking into starting this up again. Let us know what you think by contacting the above email. The raffled Mother’s Day baskets will have the winning tickets drawn at this meeting.

Chillas Hall has received the donation of 93 comfortable chairs. [ Pat Funderburk ]

This past week was a really great week for the LVA and hopefully for other non-profit organizations in the area. LVA was presented with a projector, which we have been trying to get for a couple of years (or something we could use). A big thank-you and welcome goes to two of our new neighbors who were so generous. LVA also received a donation of 93 slightly-used chairs from the St. James Golf and Pickleball Resort for LVA’s Chillas Hall. They are great, and that gift enabled us to donate 20 of our folding chairs to the St. James/Lanark Volunteer Fire Department and 50 to the Crooked River Lighthouse. What a blessing for LVA! Thank you to LVA Board Chairman Rachel Murphy for facilitating this and to all of those who helped pull this together. You know who you are, and we appreciate you.

As usual, the American Legion Post 82 was there for the fun and good works. On Saturday, there was a fun Kentucky Derby party. Many of us dressed up for the occasion and enjoyed the run. Along with the fun, Joe and Annie Ross held a horse race game on the pool table. This game was to benefit Tanya’s Hope, which added to the excitement. This is one of the few events for members and their guests only..

On Sunday, Cinco de Mayo, the Legion again treated us with an “all welcome” event for Cinco de Mayo, celebrating with nachos supreme and special drink specials. These events are for the benefit of our veterans and to maintain the property. Joining the Legion gives you so many benefits and opportunities, with fun thrown in. A place where you can meet friends and neighbors.

The Lanark Village Golf Club will be having their Members’ Meeting on Thursday, May 9 at the Lanark Village Boat Club starting at 5 p.m. This will be our last meeting of the season; however, watch out as we may announce another one. There will be events during the summer.

Saturday, May 11, the LVA will be having their second Fresh Finds Market at Chillas Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will have more vegetables, etc. than they did on the first one. The prices were so good that they sold out. If you have any questions or want to participate, please email The LVA does need helpers for this event.

Remember to secure your garbage cans, thank you.

Love Lanark

Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at Also you can read Lanark News online by going to and doing a search for Lanark.

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