February is just about history. March is shaping up to be another busy month.
Guess weíll see you at lunch this afternoon. Sarge and his helpers will have a nice lunch fixed for us. The chow line forms at noon. Your donation of $4 will be collected at the desk at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 201 Avenue F in Carrabelle.
Friday nights are always hamburger and chip nights at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 here in the village. A donation of $6 will be collected in the lounge. Eat in or take out. You will enjoy the evening.
Start off Saturday morning, March 1 with a full breakfast at Chillas Hall. Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will cook and serve pancakes/French toast, eggs, bacon/sausage, juice and coffee. Yum! Yum! Your donation of $5 will be collected inside the doors. See ya there!
Iíll be in the front of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church after 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday to kick off our annual tootsie roll drive for the handicapped and mentally impaired, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Later, on Saturday night, you can have a fun evening at the Over 50 Dance at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Bring your favorite snack, your beverage of choice, your dancing shoes and your main squeeze. Jim the deejay will provide the music for your dancing and listening pleasure. Hop! Hop! Hop!
Every Sunday evening is pizza night at Legion Post 82. Doors open at 4 p.m. Orders taken after 5 p.m. Pizza by the slice requires a donation of $1. Betcha canít eat just one. Whole pizza is $8 donation and take-out goes for a donation of $10.
Monday, March 3 will be our monthly meeting of the Lanark Village Association. Membership meeting at 7 p.m. The door at Chillas Hall will open at 5:45 p.m.
Every Wednesday night we have bingo at Chillas Hall. The door will open at 6 p.m. and I will start calling at 6:30 p.m. Come on over and enjoy the evening with us. Cookies and soft drinks available.
On Thursday, March 6, World War II veterans can register for Camp Gordon Johnston Days at the World War II Museum, 1001 Gray Avenue, Carrabelle.
We will have our annual reception for the veterans on March 7. Sorry, no hamburgers or chips that night, but the Legion Post will have a low country boil. All World War II vets, active duty troops, Legionnaires, Sons, Auxiliary and their spouses are invited to attend. There is no charge for this event, which begins at 6 p.m. Members are encouraged to bring a dish to share. The Not Quite Ready Band will play dinner music. This is not a public event.
Chillas Hall was packed out last Saturday, Feb. 22. Everyone enjoyed the great full breakfast and service. No, I didnít win the drawing. Oh, well.
We will enjoy another great breakfast and service, on Saturday, March 8, only this time it will be held at the Curfew Lodge, 108 NE First Street, in Carrabelle. After youíve enjoyed your breakfast, itís off to the big parade. Step-off at 10 a.m.
Also, Saturday March 8, the members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will hold their annual spring bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., inside and outside the clubhouse. Breakfast sandwiches will be available and weíll have lunch also.
The dinner dance will be held at 6 p.m. above C-Quarters Marina in Carrabelle. The catered dinner features choice of chicken, fried or baked, or ham with all the classic Southern sides. Tea and coffee provided, or bring a beverage of your choice. The eveningís entertainment features music from the World War II era to present, with several local crooners on hand to sing some of the familiar songs. All this for a $10 donation per person. All World War II and active duty troops attend at no charge. For tickets and further information, call the museum at 697-8575. Deadline for ticket purchases is Wednesday, March 5.
When you get home from the dinner dance, or just out on the town, set you clocks ahead one hour before going to see the sandman and while youíre at it, check the batteries in those smoke alarms.
Remember all meals, games and other fundraisers are open to everyone. I will note members only when the occasion arises.
Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, ASAP also stands for always say a prayer.
Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry.