Around Funkstown

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

Busy Fourth

Did everyone survive their long Fourth of July weekend?

So many celebrations and picnics and fireworks planned ... and the weather was probably not as cooperative as it could have been.

Most enjoyed a three-day weekend, so hopefully there was room for fun in there somewhere.

Back to work and our routines now, so let's see what is going on in our area to keep us even more busy.

Bridge club plans charity event

The Little Heiskell Bridge Club will hold its sixth annual charity event.

This event is to benefit Food Resources Inc., a charity that helps to feed families in our area.

The event is a two-session Swiss team game on Sunday, July 20, at 12:30 pm. at the South End Fire Hall.


There will be a dinner between the sessions.

The entry fee costs $25 per person or $100 per team. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Frank Carden at 301-797-4627 or Jack Mesner at 301-797-7972.

Pets in the pool

How do you stay cool in this humid weather?

I know with every spare moment we have, we head over to the pool.

How about Fido? The Humane Society of Washington County is thinking of our fourlegged friends and has planned its annual Pooch Plunge at Potterfield Pool on Sept. 3 to benefit Charlie's Fund.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the pool will be open for dogs and their handlers to take a dip and have some fun. There will be a variety of contests, including the new "Best Dressed Pooch" contest.

Battle of Funkstown

How do you double a town's size in one weekend? Why not throw a good, old-fashioned battle?

Relax ... a re-enactment of a battle is what I had in mind.

On Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, the town will be alive with the past. The first battle will take place on the main street at 10 a.m.

If you recall in the past, soldiers from both sides will be foraging the town for supplies before the battle and those interested in helping the troops should put a red ribbon on their porch to let the troops know they are welcome.

We enjoy putting out a spread and visiting with both the Blue and the Gray. After filling their sacks with fruit and other easy-to-take items, they head down the street to engage in a very lively volley. Both Saturday and Sunday, the park is bustling with encampments and battles.

You can visit and see how they lived and fought.

There will be a dance in the park on Saturday evening and a church service will be held Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

If you have never taken the time to see the re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown ... what are you waiting for?

Here is your invitation!

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