Questions surround fire department board


Hi Y'all, 

Lanark Village Golf Club had its first meeting of the season. Thank you for those who did come. The board ask those attending to be on the nominating committee to see if any member is interested in the positions that are available (which is all of them). We do have two members who have stepped up to volunteer to be on the board. Any member interested in being on the board, please let us know.

The St. James/Lanark Fire Department had their monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 pm. This meeting was well-attended, however, with the resignation of one member and the absence of another, some of the group deemed the meeting illegal because there were not enough board members in attendance and also there were questions about elections of board members for 2022.

A discussion ensued and the board adjourned and walked out of the room, leaving the people in the audience to continue with an impromptu “town meeting” headed up by Victoria Hart. I leave you there, for there is too much to tell in my little article. I will say that (in my opinion) David and his team have been with the fire department for many years and I hope they will accept administrative guidance from a new board and other members and continue to serve their community in their firefighting. I encourage all concerned citizens to come to the meetings and to become members. There will be membership forms at the next meeting; the goal is to support the fire department volunteers.

Well, with way too much inventory (because of COVID) and too little money, the Lanark Village Golf Club volunteers did it again. Last weekend we had our little golf club’s loyal, hardworking volunteers who are faithful to the cause continue on Sunday with a Free Day. Everything in the parking lot was free; some gave a donation, our customers really liked that. I don't think others understand how hard we work and how much easier it would be if they would pitch in and help.

Richard Fravel's original stained glass piece “Sea Creatures,” which he has donated to the Florida Wild Mammal Association to raffle off, is on the move again. It will be on display at “Art of Glass” at 128C East Pine Avenue on St. George Island until right before Thanksgiving. You may also buy raffle tickets online at // Ticket costs are $5 per entry, $25 for six entries. Drawing is on Thanksgiving Day. Time is running out to make this beautiful art yours.

The American Legion Post 82 in Lanark did very well with their selling of wings. They were so thankful for all the wonderful volunteers and supporters who helped in this fundraiser. They are an important part of our community. If you can join, do, if you can't join, support them.

The Lanark Village Association will have limited seating for Thanksgiving dinner, please be sure that you sign-up to attend by Nov. 17. There are still spaces left to-date so let us know you want to join us by signing up. If you can't come to Chillas Hall email me and I will add your name and what dish you are bringing.

I hope you all attend the code enforcement meeting at Chillas Hall. If you didn’t, I will make an effort to let you know a little about it. This is a very important subject and should be a concern of all who live in the Lanark area and Franklin County.

The Lanark Village Boat Club will have their monthly meeting on Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. They will be asking for nominations for the board for 2022 for any position.

On Friday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. the Lanark Village Association will host a Medicare representative through “Shine,” who will talk to you about benefits and answer any questions you might have to understand better what is available to you. This is not a sales tactic; it is only an informative session. Come with any questions and concerns you might have. This is a service for all of our community.

On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Lanark Village Boat Club will be serving up their amazing pancake breakfast, yes it includes eggs, and runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Do yourself a favor, it is a $5 donation and the public is welcome.

Any of you wondering about Bingo, we don't have a date yet but it will be after Thanksgiving some time.

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 Coffee Time is still going strong and the snowbirds are flying in to Lanark. Come join to meet new friends and enjoy John's coffee and if you are lucky his baked goods.

The American Legion Post 82 will be cooking up their wonderful cheeseburgers/hamburgers on Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. Order in advance if you like at 850-697-9998. The Legion is at 2316 Oak Street, Lanark Village. On Sundays there is 10-inch pizza, any way you like it, for $10 or a slice for $1.25.

Monday there are hot dogs and chips for $3, same times for both. Please come to support events in your community. Open to the public.

 The Lanark Village Golf Club is always open for your fun, easy-going golfing needs. We are the only course on the Bay and you can come spend the day for only $5 per person and anyone can join for only $50 a year. Also, we rent our sign out for special messages as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. No COVID-19 restrictions. 


Please remember to send me an email or message me on Facebook if you have any questions.

Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at


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