I hope that you had a wonderful Labor Day holiday.
The Lanark Village Boat Club was sorry to have to not have a gathering on Labor Day, but they are hoping to have their monthly breakfast this month.
I am once again sad to announce the passing of another Lanark friend. Glenn Petruzzi passed away on Sept. 1. Glenn was a good friend and good person. He was our “go-to” person if you needed anything fixed. Always so willing to do his best. He and his skills will be greatly missed. Condolences from Lanark community go out to his wife, Laura, and his family. A donor fund has been set up at Centennial Bank to help his family with expenses. It is listed under Wanda L. Johnson; please write Glenn Petruzzi on the check info line. You may also leave contributions with Tony Johnson at Chillas Hall, Monday through Friday, 9 until 11 a.m. Arrangements have not been made at this time.
The St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire Department will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. It will be held at the fire department building on Oak Street in Lanark Village. Please come to support this Volunteer fire department. There will be applications available for those of you who would like to sign up to volunteer. I know that you have questions. Highlights from the last meeting have been published in this column, and many questions have been answered on Facebook (Lanark Life). Some questions are best asked of our county commissioner, Bert Boldt. We appreciate Commissioner Boldt for coming to the meetings and answering some of your questions. Please be respectful at this meeting.
One of our main goals is to strengthen our fire department and eliminate the threat of those who would take it away from us. This community certainly needs our fire department, but it looks like we are going to have to make it clear that we stand behind the St. James-Lanark Fire Department. Please come forward to volunteer, whether it be in a firefighting capacity or some other help with keeping the fire department running smoothly. My question to you who want all the answers is “What can you do to help make our fire department strong?" Are you volunteering to help? Are you calling or emailing all the commissioners and the county attorney to support your fire department? You can call (850) 363-5403 if you would like to ask questions about being a volunteer. Or you can send an email to let me know you want to help.
The Lanark Village Golf Club will be having a Yard Sale, this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11. The sale will be held on Heffernan Road across from Chillas Hall, starting at 8:30 am. Please come to help us maintain the course, which is the entrance to Lanark Village and the medical helipad. Please send me an email if you can help us with this sale.
The Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post #82, 2316 Oak Street, Lanark Village, will have a 9/11 ceremony to remember and honor those who died. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. Fried gator or smoked chicken wings dinners will be served starting at 5 p.m. for a donation of $8. Dinner includes a side. The public is invited.
BE BEAR WISE. Get help. Report conflicts. Know the laws. Call 850-265-3676 and visit www.myfwc.com/bear.
Reminders: Some of the reminders have changed.
The coffee times are still going strong on Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Chillas Hall. On Thursdays the representative of the Veterans Administration will be there to answer any of your questions. Coffee is free on Thursdays, compliments of the veterans representative. Please wear your masks if you are not vaccinated.
The American Legion has their cheeseburger/hamburger night. They will be serving these wonderful burgers on Friday nights 5 to 7 p.m. If you want to call ahead, call 850-697-9998. The dining and bar areas are now open; the public is invited. Please call them to check about masks. Things may have changed in the last few weeks.
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. Anyone can join for only $50 a year. Also, we rent our sign out for special messages as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc.
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 email@example.com