Well, I hope you had a great weekend. Lots to see and do. The yard sale was well-supported as was the seafood festival and the First Saturday Dance. Thank you for your support.

Our faithful volunteers will prepare and serve our annual Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle. Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. We will line up at noon. See ya there!

Years back the Thanksgiving meal was prepared and served by the late Julia Mae Putnal, owner and operator of the world famous Julia Mae’s Seafood Restaurant. Julia Mae, and her late sister Audrey Messer, and our beloved Merle Brannan always prepared and served the dinner. After Julia Mae’s death, we dedicated the day and meal in her honor.

Of course you can get a huge hamburger and chips every Friday night at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Orders taken after 5 p.m.. Your donation of $6 will be collected the door. And while you’re there you may as well take a chance or two on the pastry raffle.

On the 11th month, the 11th day, and 11th hour, we will have our Veterans Day service at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. A luncheon will follow in the Legion Hall. If you can’t make it, take a moment of silent prayer for those who gave their lives for our freedom.

We used to have poppies for sale before the service and the late Arlene Falin was always the top saleslady.

The door at Chillas Hall will be open at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. Cook up your favorite recipe and join us for our monthly covered dish. The line forms at 1 p.m. Good food, good fellowship and a good afternoon.

Then, like every Sunday, it’s back to Post 82 for pizza. By the slice takes a donation of $1, whole pizza takes a donation of $8 and pizza on the go takes a donation of $10. Serving both nights is from 5 to 7 p.m. For orders on the go, call 697-9998 both Friday and Sunday. The ashtrays can be found on the screened-in porch Friday and Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Thank you.

Every Monday through Friday wake up and smell the coffee over at Chillas Hall. Come on over and get a 50-cent mug or two and free coffee on Thursdays.

Remember now, Saturday Nov. 18 the place to be seen is at the Lanark Village Boat Club enjoying a good full breakfast. The door will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Your donation of $5 will be collected at the door. Be watchin’ for ya!

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and smile. It’s a good frame of mind.

There is a sign-up sheet for Thanksgiving Day at Chillas Hall. If you plan to attend, sign in along with the number in your party and what you plan to bring.

Until next time, God bless our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry.