With the heavy cooking and baking season upon us, arenít you glad to see some of the canned goods companies have gone to pull-tab lids? Be nice if they all would.

Well now, looks like we will have a good Thanksgiving dinner at Chillas Hall. We have 96 signed up thus far. Lanark Village Association members are free. A donation of $5 is required for non-members. We will line up to be served at 1 p.m. See ya there!

I know youíre itching to join the crowd tomorrow, Black Friday. Donít forget the donation boxes for Toys for Tots. Happy shopping!

You will be able to pick up some small gifts and decorations at the Holiday Bazaar at the Lanark Village Boat Club. Doors will open at 9 a.m. The soup and sandwich lunch will be served at noon.

Our thrift shop is decorated and many Christmas items are in stock. The thrift store is open Tuesday through Saturday 8 until 11 a.m. Drop by and have a cup of coffee or just look around and shoot the breeze.

Last Saturday, Nov. 23, the family and friends gathered at the First Baptist Church to celebrate the short life of our friend Cody Diorio. Pray for Codyís eternal peace and for strength for the family. We have been friends ever since they moved to the Village.

The gavel will fall at 7 p.m. to open the December meeting of the Lanark Village association. The board will meet at 6 p.m. at Chillas Hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Try to be there!

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember Ö.Keep Christ in Christmas!

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