Special to the Times

Hope you were able to join the celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

I had a great birthday on New Year’s Day. Thanks for all the phone calls, cards, gifts and the meal.

Our monthly Lanark Village Association board and membership meeting on Monday, Jan. 6 was cancelled. We plan to meet next Monday, Jan. 13 at Chillas Hall. Board meeting is at 6 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 8 was our season opener for Wednesday Night Bingo. Had a nice crowd and lots of fun. Try to join us next Wednesday. Doors at Chillas Hall open at 6 p.m. with bingo at 6:30 p.m. Coffee, soda and cookies available. Be watchin’ for ya!

Be looking for you today. We will enjoy a good lunch and fellowship at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle. Our faithful volunteers will serve your meal. Chow line forms at noon. The center is located on the corner of First Street and Avenue F.

You bet every Friday and Sunday night we have hamburgers and pizza at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, on Oak Street. Orders taken after 5 p.m. both evenings. A donation of $6 is required for hamburgers and chips on Friday, and pizza on Sunday is a donation of $1 per slice, $8 for a whole pizza and $10 for take-out. Call your order in at 697-9998 and enjoy.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 18. A full breakfast will be ready from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lanark Village Boat Club. Your donation of $5 will be collected at the door.

Later, on Saturday night, you can join us for the January Birthday Bash at American Legion Post 82. Your food will be ready starting at 6 p.m. Have a rip-roaring good time!

Then on Sunday, Jan. 19, we will gather at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish luncheon. Doors open at noon. Serving beginning at 1 p.m. Hope you can make it. Bring a dish to share, a donation and your growling stomach and enjoy the afternoon with us.

As always, the public is invited to all the above mentioned.

Fuzzy Wuzzy came by Monday morning, so I spent the early morning out on the south lawn picking up garbage. Rats!

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, coffee hour is from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday at Chillas Hall. Coffee on Thursdays is free. The gentleman from the Veterans Administration will be there for you to talk to.

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