Holy smoke, what a great time we had at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion last Friday! The place was SRO. There was everything on the buffet table but escargot. Yum, yum. Tony and the Not Quite Ready Band provided the music. Thanks to those who came and enjoyed, and to those who provided the buffet. Looking forward to next year. I am sure the breakfast, at Curfew Lodge, the parade and the dinner-dance was also well-supported.

You can enjoy your monthly sugar fix at the Lanark Village Boat Club, this Saturday, March 16, from 9 until 11 a.m. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, March 17 is our monthly covered dish at Chillas Hall. Chow line forms at 1 p.m. Bring a dish to share, a donation and green is the color of the day, St. Patrick’s Day. Be watching for you!

Friday, March 22 will find us at Chillas Hall for a spaghetti dinner. You can get your plates loaded for a $6 donation. Serving is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Come and get it!

Saturday, March 23 is our annual village clean-up day. We’ll meet at Gene Sewell Park between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Please join us.

I just know we will have a great buffet, and a real good time tonight, Thursday, March 14, at the annual Lanark Village Golf Club banquet. We will meet at the Crooked River Grill for social hour at 5:30 p.m.; and we will enjoy the food and the program at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 30. That’s the day we will have Spring Fling Dance. Greg K. and Krew will be on hand to play for your dancing and listening pleasure. A donation of $5 will be collected at the door. More on this later.

Be kind to one another. Check in on the sick and housebound - and remember, to get a grip, tie a knot and hold on to Jesus.

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