Had a great time Thanksgiving Day at our annual dinner. One hundred of us gathered together, broke bread and had a good time visiting. Our very own Dot Bless received a gift of appreciation for all her work. Dot then thanked all of us who helped her make it happen. Had a few cancellations earlier, but they were soon replaced by others.

In years past, the late Bob Barnhill would slip out after dinner and go over to his and Jeanís house and turn on the outside Christmas lights.

Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will prepare and serve breakfast at Chillas Hall. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. Your donation of $5 will fill your plate with pancakes, French toast casserole, eggs, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee. Come on over this Saturday, Dec. 7 and get a good start on the day.

Later on Saturday, you can dance the night away at the Senior Center with Jim the disc jockey and have a good time with all your friends and neighbors.

We are shooting for the season opener of Wednesday Night Bingo in January.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 14, when the Parade of Lights will shove off at dusk on the Carrabelle River. I still remember the first one they had.

Our monthly covered dish luncheon will be Sunday, Dec. 15 at Chillas Hall. Serving will begin at 1 p.m.

You can still enjoy hamburger night on Friday and pizza on Sunday. Eat in or take out at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post #82. Orders are taken from 5 to 7 p.m. both nights. Yum! Yum!

Itís beginning to look a lot like Christmas and when youíre out and about donít forget to drop in the Toys for Tots donation boxes and shop locally.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, itís better to give than to receive.

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