Thank you, thank you, thank you. When I got over to Chillas Hall last Friday for coffee, I looked over to see the Franklin Toy Project box. It was full to overflowing!

Come on over to the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center to join us for lunch on Thursdays. The line forms at noon. Our faithful volunteers will prepare and serve a good hot meal for all growling stomachs.

Friday we gather at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 for hamburger night. We will have a huge hamburger with chips; the $6 donation will be collected at the bar. And while you’re there you might as well take a chance or two on the pastry raffle. Serving is from 5 to 7 p.m. Take-outs available; just call 697-9998 after 5 p.m. and place your order.

This Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. you know where to be. At the Lanark Village Boat Club, of course. You can order pancakes or French toast, sausage or bacon, eggs your way, juice and coffee. All that for a $5 donation. See ya there!

This Sunday, Dec. 17 when you get home from church, grab your favorite recipe and hop, skip and jump to Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish. Make a list, because we will be honoring our deceased members and friends. The door opens at 12:30 p.m. and we will have dinner at 1 p.m.

Have your morning coffee Mondays through Fridays at Chillas Hall, from 9 to 11 a.m. There’s usually something on the counter to go with your 50-cent mug of coffee.

Mark your calendars for Christmas Day. Bring a covered dish and join us for Christmas lunch at Lanark Village Boat Club. Serving begins at 1 p.m.

Our annual New Year’s Eve Dance at Chillas Hall will be Sunday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. until ? Your donation of $6 will be collected at the door. So grab your favorite beverage, and your dancing shoes, some finger food to share and oh yes, your main squeeze.

On the sad side, Bill Miller passed away last week. He owned and operated Bill Miller Real Estate and Antique Shop. He was a longtime friends and confidant. Pray for his eternal rest and for peace and comfort for the family.

I hear that the biscuits and gravy at Chillas Hall, and the Lanark Village Golf Club garage sale, were both well-supported.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and have yourself a merry little Christmas and a happy new year.

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