We all got a nice surprise Christmas Eve. The Village Carolers came around and sang carols for us.

The late Roscoe Dally would have been pleased with the crowd we had at Chillas Hall on Christmas morning. Hope you enjoyed the smoked turkey sandwiches and the goodies. Roscoe started the tradition many years ago. To keep his tradition and his memory with us, Bob Dietz continued on with the smoked turkey.

There will be two New Yearís Eve celebrations here in the village.

Many of us will gather at Chillas Hall to ring in the new year. Doors will be open at 8 p.m. Ron Vice will play the music and there will be many snacks for you to enjoy. Bring your favorite snack to share, your beverage of choice, your dancing shoes and your main squeeze and party hearty! A $5 donation will be required.

The Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 will be rocking with Greg K and the Krewe at the karaoke. Finger food will be available and Deb and Kim will be there to serve your drinks at the bar. Have a great New Yearís Eve. The party starts at 8 p.m. also.

There will be the annual black-eyed pea lunch at the Lanark Village Boat Club New Yearís Day, starting at 1 p.m.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Jan. 8. We will have the season opener of the Wednesday Night Bingo at Chillas Hall. Doors will at 6 p.m. with bingo at 6:30 p.m. Coffee, soft drinks and cookies will be available. Come on over and have a fun evening.

Lunch at the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center will resume on Thursday, Jan. 9. Minimum donation is $4, to be collected at the desk. Chow line forms at noon.

We will pick up food from the Food Bank also on Thursday.

Of course we can enjoy hamburgers and chips on Fridays, and pizza on Sundays, at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Orders will be taken from 5 to 7 p.m. both nights. Eat in or take out. Enjoy!

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, contrary to popular opinion, Godís last name is not damn.

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