Funkstown briefs

September 11, 2007|By MARLO BARNHART

Lions Club to host basket bingo

FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Lions Club is hosting a Longaberger basket bingo Sept. 23 at the Funkstown Fire Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. with the first game starting at 2 p.m.

Admission is $20. There will be 25 games.

In addition, there will be food sales, tip jars, raffles and door prizes.

Streets to become one-way in 13 days

FUNKSTOWN - The big experiment begins in 13 days, and town officials and residents will be watching.

Starting Monday, Sept. 24, Poplar and Chestnut streets will become one-way from High Street to Edgewood Drive in an effort to divert and slow traffic through Funkstown's residential side streets.

On that day, no traffic will be allowed to enter either of those streets from Edgewood Drive for 90 days.

This action was taken at the August meeting after the mayor and town council weighed several options from a State Highway Administration survey.


"We voted on it for 90 days to see how it works," Vice Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said.

One resident of Poplar Street attended Monday night's town meeting to voice her concern about the inconvenience the plan will cause her and others who live on those two blocks.

"I thought something was going to be done at the end of the blocks so no one could turn up," said Ann Platou, who lives on Poplar Street.

As the plan stands now, Platou said she will have to turn the opposite direction from her employment when she leaves her home in the morning and be forced onto the heavily traveled section of Alternate U.S. 40.

"Our goal wasn't to inconvenience town residents," Councilman Jerry Walker said.

Platou was encouraged to return after the 90 days to report on how well or how badly the plan worked, in her opinion.

Mayor Robert L. Kline said the signs - which cost about $500 - have been ordered and should be up in time.

Trick-or-Treat set for Friday, Oct. 26

FUNKSTOWN - Trick-or-Treat in the town limits will be Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The night before, Oct. 25, will be the annual parade at 6 p.m.

150 re-enactors took part in battle

FUNKSTOWN - More than 150 re-enactors participated in the recent Battle of Funkstown, according to Ron Benedict, organizer of the event.

"I got a lot of e-mail and it was very positive," he said.

Next year's re-enactment dates are July 18-20, Benedict said. Those dates were chosen so not to conflict with the Battle of Gettysburg's 145th anniversary.

Garbage collection quarterly costs go up

FUNKSTOWN - Starting with bills that town residents will be receiving in October, the quarterly cost for garbage collection will go up from $25 to $30, according to Kelli Roser, town secretary.

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