Funkstown Town Council briefs

April 15, 2003

Town asked to help raise funds for ill woman

FUNKSTOWN - Funkstown Assistant Mayor Paul Crampton, Jr. asked the Funkstown Mayor and Town Council Monday if they would help raise funds to help sick community member Kay Hose pay hospital bills.

A benefit bonanza will be held for Hose, 56, who is ill with cancer, at the Funkstown Moose on Friday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Crampton said Gracie's Sub Shop in the town's square has put out a jar to collect money for Hose.

Council member John Phillips III, who is Hose's son-in-law, said he tried to count the number of children in the community for whom she baby-sat. "We're talking in the hundreds," he said.

Town tennis courts might open early

FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council were asked Monday if the tennis courts at the town park could open before Memorial Day.


Jerry Jones, who in October moved from Bowie, Md., to Rocky Spring Acres, two miles south of Funkstown, said he has five sons who love to play tennis, but were shocked that the park didn't put up the nets until Memorial Day.

"I'm just glad somebody's using it," said Funkstown Town Council Member John Phillips III.

Funkstown Mayor Robert Kline joked that the town would be doing Jones a favor since he doesn't live within the town's limits.

Jones said he felt more like a Funkstown resident than a Hagerstown resident.

Kline said he would look into putting the nets up, weather permitting.

Battle re-enactment plans discussed

FUNKSTOWN - Ron Benedict, chairman of the Re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown, told the mayor and Town Council Monday that he is working to get the streets blocked off for the June 7-8 event.

Benedict said he has contacted fire and police departments to see if they will help block off the streets. He said unit registrations are coming in and will be taken through May 1.

Mayor Robert Kline said, "You'll see there's no booze down there cause they get down there and they get silly."

Benedict said, "We keep an eye on it."

Cleanup scheduled

FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council decided Monday to hold the town's cleanup day on May 30 and 31.

Mayor Robert Kline said, "If they don't live in town, they don't dump stuff, it's as easy as that."

The clean-up is held Friday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Town Clerk Brenda Haynes said the dump site will be monitored.

"If that gate is closed and you see someone dumping you get a tag number," said Council member Kim Ramer.

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