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April 15, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Mr. Sunshine shows his face

Just when you thought you could not abide another gray day ... Mr. Sunshine decides to make a most appreciated appearance! I am almost giddy with this weather.

Some weeks I have a plethora of activities and fundraisers to grab onto, this week, I have information to pass on. So sit back and enjoy!

Palmers celebrate 25th anniversary

Marriage ... now there is an accomplishment. First the honeymoon years ... then the frenzy of raising kids ... and then ... I am hoping more honeymoon years.

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We have a couple in town who are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Congratulations to Kelli Jo and Greg Palmer on this most incredible feat! Now they can just put things on cruise control and enjoy!

Such a lovely couple and I do wish them 25 more!

Chicken barbecue time coming in town

Follow the yellow brick road to bliss ... adjust that slighty to "follow that fabulous aroma" and you will be on your way to Funkstown's answer to bliss.

The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its chicken barbecue, open pit beef and ham sandwich sale on Saturday, April 26, from 9:30 a.m. until they sell out.

They have added a new, and I am sure, a quite popular item - the Italian sausage sandwich.

You can feed the family with entire dinners, which include macaroni salad and baked beans or just purchase the main course ... your call.

Carryout is available and for this very worthwhile cause, I say, bon appetit!

SHHS Class of '98 planning reunion

Class reunions ... do you feel terror or excitement? The Class of 1998 reunion committee at South Hagerstown High School is searching for members of the class who might be interested in helping to locate class members.

The 10-year class reunion is quickly approaching and help is needed to organize it.

If you might be interested, call Tiffany (Steiner) Stottlemyer at 301-393-5852 or e-mail her at stottis tang@aol.com. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Welch marks 50 years with the Lions

Service and dedication ... such good, strong attributes to have.

Funkstown has a gentleman who embodies these words precisely. Jack B. Welch Jr. recently marked 50 years of service with the Funkstown Lions Club. 50 years! That is amazing.

What is even more amazing is that in those five decades Welch has only officially missed one meeting and that was due to surgery.

The motto of the Lions Club is "We Serve" ... it sounds to me like that is Welch's motto as well.

The Lions Club holds fundraisers and makes thousands of dollars annually which it converts into good deeds through the Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore and through sending blind and deaf children to summer camp.

So many good things are accomplished by this group and its members. Congratulations to Welch and this community thanks you from the bottom of its heart for all you have done for those less fortunate!

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