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May 20, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

May days

May is moving at a rapid pace and that brings the end of the school year upon us very shortly. Hopefully, most can say what a great year and are coming away with some fabulous memories.

Don't forget to let your child's teacher know just how much you appreciate them and all the hard work, patience and kindness they have shown your precious one this year. A small token, even a letter or note telling them your thoughts, is a must. Time to detail how the school year is winding down:

School news

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 4.

The youngsters and not so youngsters will have a 2 1/2-hour early dismissal. Start making plans now for reasonable summer routines and fun outings. It's better to get the expectations on the table now than to have them start whining in a few weeks that they are bored.


40th anniversary

Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education is celebrating 40 years!

The 40th anniversary and celebration will be Friday, May 30, from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. There will be a family picnic and open house the next day, Saturday, May 31, from noon to 3 p.m. The PTA will provide bottled water and juice, and families are asked to bring a picnic lunch. There will be an open house and tours of the school along with old photos for reminiscing.

Fun Day

This coming Friday should be a fun day at the elementary school.

No, I really mean a Fun Day, as in a day of fun activities, games and contests. Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies!

A quick reminder that there is no school on Monday in observance of Memorial Day - a long weekend with plans for family fun!

Memorial update

Drum roll, please ... finally, the rededication for the Funkstown War Memorial will be Friday, May 30, at 3 p.m. This memorial commemorates the sacrifices veterans have made.

So much hard work and time has gone into this effort and I would like to thank all those who made it possible. Richard Nigh is tops on my list as he spearheaded the restoration process.

I have a list of those who gave of their time and money to make this worthwhile project come to fruition:

SAl Squadron 211 American Legion; Last Man Club-Vietnam Era Veterans; Dixon Troxell Post 211; Town of Funkstown; AMVETS Department Service Foundation Inc.; Peter Callas; William Byron Post 1936; Washington County Council-The American Legion; John Hutzell-Memorial-AMVETS; Virginia Scrivener-Animal Health Clinic; Club Association of Washington County; Richard Electrical, Errston and Nancy Newcomer; Washington County AMVETS Post 10; Joint Veterans Council of Washington County; Barry Warrenfeltz; Ralph Tagg Jr. Chapter 14, Heart of Maryland; The Bottom Line; Joint Veterans Council Commission; Tony Pruchniewski; Harold King; Richard Nigh; Redland Brick; Paul Crampton Contractors; Haynes and Son Electric LLC; Roger Griffith; Jeff Smith; Brenda Haynes; and Kelli Roser.

Chicken barbecue

Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its chicken barbecue, open pit beef and ham sandwich sale on Saturday, May 31, from 9:30 a.m. until sold out. They will also feature Italian sausage sandwiches.

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