When I got to the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center last Thursday, I looked in the kitchen and, sure enough, there was someone in the kitchen with Heather. Heather Crum Riley, as you know, is running for supervisor of elections. She and her friends prepared and served a good hot meal.

To0day we will have chicken enchilada, refried beans, salad homemade desserts, coffee or tea. We will file, Indian style, at noon. Be watching for you. Pat Boot will do the cooking.

Friday and Sunday, you can come down to Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. On Friday, the huge hamburger and chips will be the feature of the day. Your donation of $6 will be collected at the door. On Sundays, you can enjoy pizza. Orders taken both days, 5 to 7 p.m. No smoking in the lounge Friday or Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Pizza by the slice requires a donation of $1. Pizza to eat in the lounge requires an $8 donation and pizza on the run requires a $10 donation. Enjoy!

Over at the Lanark Village Boat Club, on Saturday, Oct. 15, you will find us enjoying the company and a good full breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Your donation of $5 will be collected inside the door. See ya there!

I didn’t get to the Fall Festival at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, or to Chillas Hall to see Frank Stephens, who is running for school superintendent. I go to Mass at 5 p.m. on Saturdays. I hope things went well for both.

Years back, we would all be at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 for an Oktoberfest and a good German meal prepared and served by the late Bob Wohlert and Diane Hubanks. The hall at the Legion would be wall to wall with friends and neighbors.

On Friday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Chillas Hall, Terry M. Martin, candidate for sheriff, will host a meet-and-greet, featuring smoked chicken with cole slaw, baked beans and beverage. Terry will meet you and answer any questions you might have. Come on over and enjoy the evening.

On Sunday, Oct. 23, our friends Milton and Shirley Cox will put on a fish fry for AJ “Tony” Smith, candidate for sheriff of Franklin County. Milton and Shirley will have the fish and the grits, and a covered dish from you would be appreciated. Serving is from 1 to 3 p.m. and you’ll find Tony at their home at 801 SE Avenue F. Call Shirley for more info, 697-4195.

The door to Chillas Hall will open at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Our longtime friend and neighbor Nola Tolbert will host an ice cream social. The Honorable Marcia Johnson, clerk of the court, and Traci Moses, candidate for school superintendent, will be at Chillas Hall to meet you and answer any questions you might have. Come on over and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

Our covered dish lunch will be Sunday, Oct. 16, at Chillas Hall. So when you get home from church, grab your covered dish and your main squeeze and come on over and join us.

It’s time to start thinking about that Halloween costume you’ll be wearing. The dance and costume party will be at Chillas Hall, Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. until… BYOB and a snack to share. Craig and Krewe will provide the music.

The annual yard sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5. Stop by our golf course and look around. There’s something you simply can’t live without. There will be members of the Lanark Village Golf Club to help you with your selection.

When you get home from the Seafood Festival or just out on the town, set your clocks back one hour. Daylight Savings Time is over. Don’t forget to check the batteries in your smoke alarms while you’re at it.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound, and God bless America, our troops and the poor, homeless and hungry.