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May 28, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN

A great weekend

What a glorious weekend! The sunshine and warmer temperatures came right in on cue and made for a fabulous long weekend off from school and work for us all to enjoy some much-needed time out of doors.

This weekend should have also given you cause to pause and think of the reason for the extra day off ... Memorial Day. A day to remember the sacrifices given by our service men and women to ensure that we enjoy the freedoms and democracy so coveted and sometimes so taken for granted. Happy Memorial Day and a personal thank you to the brave people in the service, those who served in the past, and those clubs dedicated to the remembrance of those and the good deeds they do!

War memorial

This Friday, a very appropriate memorial will be rededicated in Funkstown. The World War II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans War Memorial will be ready for its unveiling and rededication. At 3 p.m., all the efforts of many will be celebrated as David Unger, the post commander for Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211, begins the ceremony. There will be a brief program including a speaker, acknowledgments, invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Please make an effort to come and join in this most important piece of our town's history.

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Save the carillon

Now that more moderate weather is upon us, one of my favorite small town things comes into play. St. Paul's Church has the most beautiful carillon that sends soft and melodic hymns through the town during the day and is in danger of ceasing. The carillon needs to be repaired. The cost of this is approximately $9,000 and funds are desperately needed. If you would like to contribute, please contact the church or mail your donation to the church and make sure to mark it "Carillon fund." Your generosity is most appreciated!

'Gas Blast' winner

A quick note: the winner of the "Gas Blast" gas raffle at St. Paul's is Miss Debbie McAninch of Fayetteville, Pa. Congratulations, Debbie!

Enjoy!

Have a most blessed and peaceful week ... smile often, laugh more ... love constantly!

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