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Funkstown Town Council briefs

July 15, 2003|by PEPPER BALLARD

Dates approved for re-enactment


FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council on Monday approved June 11 to 13 as dates for the 2004 re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown.

Ron Benedict, chairman of the Re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown Committee, said 252 re-enactors came out for this year's event, which was cut short by one day because of rain. He said the wet weather made the event historically accurate because it rained during the actual Battle of Funkstown.

When asked by Mayor Robert L. Kline if this year's re-enactors planned to return in 2004, Benedict said many indicated they did.




Council updated on monument funds


FUNKSTOWN - Ron Benedict, chairman of the Re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown Committee, approached the Funkstown Mayor and Town Council on Monday to talk about funds raised for a Battle of Funkstown monument.

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He said that over the past five years, about $1,500 has been raised for the monument through registration fees charged for participation in the annual re-enactment.

He said the monument will cost $2,400.

Benedict said the monument, which would be placed in front of a small cannon in a monument park on the corner of Baltimore Street and Alternate U.S. 40, would be jet black, 3 feet tall, 2 feet wide, 10 inches thick and sit on an 8-inch base.

He said he hopes to have the monument installed next year.




Community Rescue donation delayed


FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council on Monday decided to postpone making a donation to Community Rescue Service because of budget constraints.

Mayor Robert L. Kline said the town needs to focus on raising $1 million needed to repair the town's lagoon.

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