Funkstown briefs

September 14, 2005|by Pepper Ballard

Christmas festival planned for Dec. 9

FUNKSTOWN - Olde Tyme Christmas is scheduled for Dec. 9 in Funkstown, Rich Gaver, co-chairman of its committee, announced at Monday's meeting of the Funkstown mayor and Town Council.

Gaver said the committee is considering getting banners for the annual event. The banners would be placed on the town's main street, either to announce the Christmas season or Olde Tyme Christmas, he said.

He said Olde Tyme Christmas will begin at 6 p.m.

The committee is working to arrange a parade, Gaver said. He said he expects the Funkstown Fire Co. to host a dinner - possibly with roast beef - at its fire hall.

The committee will meet tonight on Funkstown Town Hall's second floor at 6:30 p.m.

Lions Club plans Bingo for Sept. 25

FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Funkstown Fire Hall, Gail Mongan announced Monday at the town council meeting.


He said tickets cost $20 for 25 games. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the first game will be played at 2 p.m., he said.

Council asked to weigh in on trash

FUNKSTOWN - Funkstown Town Council member Sharon Chirgott polled council members Monday about whether they would be in favor of a county-managed trash hauling system.

Chirgott, a member of the Washington County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, said the proposal hasn't gone to a vote yet, but she wanted to see what council members thought.

After the discussion, she concluded they were opposed, she said.

Earlier, Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said, "That contract would have to be for a huge contractor. You're gonna push out those little guys ... You'd be turning it into a monopoly."

He later said, "It'd have to be a good deal ... It would have to be a huge difference and then maybe it'd be worthwhile."

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