Around Funkstown

April 08, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Get organized

Patience is a virtue ... I think Mother Nature is testing ours. Chin up, the sun can't hide forever. Hopefully by the time you read this, you can say "What is she talking about? It's gorgeous outside!"

There is much to do and well, I was going to say so little time, but technically we have the same time we did last week and will the next. So perhaps I am encouraging you to get organized and budget your time so that you can accomplish all that you need and most of what you want ... and perhaps find some time for some fun and relaxation!

Eat for a good cause

I am thinking with ball schedules and soccer schedules, that dinner is perhaps not the easiest thing to find time for. I have the answer! Texas Roadhouse can feed you, and quite well I might add, and you can come away knowing you did something good.


The Andrea Wimmer Fundraiser is this week, Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. Here is how it works; quite simple, actually. You stop by the Hair Cuttery right behind the Texas Roadhouse on the Dual Highway and pick up a flier. Come in and enjoy a great meal or order a meal to go and present the flier to your server and 10 percent of the cost of food will help Miss Andrea Wimmer with her very worthwhile cause.

A few years ago, she was paralyzed from a car accident and would dearly love to return to classes at HCC. The only obstacle is her need of a wheelchair-accessible minivan. With the money raised from this fundraiser, hopefully we can make the dream come true. There will also be raffles of some very fun things from the Hair Cuttery and Roadhouse. So stop by and do some good this week!

South High PTA

A quick reminder that the South Hagerstown High School PTA meeting is this Thursday at 6 p.m. Please note the time change. Members are reminded to bring in all money from the basket bingo tickets sold and any leftover tickets. There is much to be done. Plans need to be made for next year as well as electing the new officers. Come prepared to get some work done!

Funkstown School

Let's peek in the doors at Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education and see what is going on there.

Report cards: Big day this coming Friday ... report cards go home. There will either be loads of "atta boys" or a few "we'll get 'em next marking period." I am hoping for the former.

Grandparents Day: Can you name some of the coolest people on earth? How about grandparents! I rank them right up there. Monday the 14th is Grandparents Day and night from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. I do believe they have you covered.

Kindergarten and pre-K registration: Make plans now to get things together for prekindergarten and kindergarten registration a week from tomorrow, Wednesday the 16th. Bring birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency to the school from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and get that wee one enrolled. It is definitely a good thing!

Pizza and Math Night: Speaking of good things ... pizza! Now pair that with some good old-fashioned math and you have a winner. The Kindergarten Pizza and Math Night at the Funkstown school is next Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. More information should be coming home with your child, but make plans now to attend!

New primitive store

When I say primitive, what comes to mind? Hopefully, not those silly caveman commercials. When I hear "primitive," I think of handmade Amish furniture, candles, linens, flags, handmade rolling pins, stitcheries and other such marvelous things!

Funkstown is now entering the genre of Primitive with a new store opening April 26. You really should stop by and check it out. The Primitive House will be in the old Cranberry Cottage and its hours will be Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Spread the word

So much for the news and happenings around Funkstown this week. Please e-mail me at with anything you care to share. Have a most blessed and safe week and be kind to one another!

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