Sing a song of Lanark

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:22 AM.

The Lanark Village Association took on the task of managing the village. In May 1970, the members purchased the current site of Chillas Hall and that year the village Christmas party was held on the vacant lot.

Henry Chillas, the association president, proposed to sell bonds to finance construction. One hundred bonds were sold for $100 each, each paying 5 percent interest annually. Beginning in 1974, 10 names were drawn each year and repaid in full.

The first meeting in Chillas Hall was held in Sept. 1971.

If you look, you can still see plaques on some of the window frames dedicating part of the new structure to departed friends and family.

In 1981, the association voted to name the hall for Henry Chillas the man who made it possible. His memory lives on in the meeting place that is the heart of Lanark Village.

 

Christmas Eve in Lanark Village



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