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Funkstown briefs

July 16, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

South homecoming event in the works

FUNKSTOWN - Dulaney Williams attended the Funkstown Mayor and Council meeting Monday night with a plan to make this year's homecoming celebration at South Hagerstown High School a real event.

Williams proposed that a parade through Funkstown be held in October in connection with the homecoming activities at the nearby school, which center around the Oct. 17 game with Smithsburg.

"We want to bring some pride back in our school," Williams said.

A member of the SHHS football team, Williams said he and his friends chose Funkstown because it is the closest town to the school.

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There would be marching bands from the high school and nearby middle school at E. Russell Hicks, along with the homecoming court and the football team, Williams said.

A date for the parade is still being discussed but town officials were all for it.

"It's nice to see students taking an interest in their school," said Councilwoman Sharon Chirgott.

Jerry Walker, councilman, said he thought it was an honor that the students chose Funkstown.

Permission from the State Highway Administration will be necessary, as will the cooperation of the church at the beginning of the parade route and the American Legion post at the end of the parade route.

Williams said he was pleased by the town's approval of the idea and said the parade wouldn't be very long.

Porch work OK'd by council

FUNKSTOWN - The property owners of 35, 37 and 39 W. Maple St. got some good news Monday night.

By unanimous vote, the Funkstown mayor and council approved a plan by the owners to tear down a set of concrete steps in front of the house and replace them with a wooden porch/deck running the entire length of the front of the building.

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