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July 22, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

School less than a month away

There's less than a month until the first day of school. Can you believe it? The first day of school will be Aug. 20. Summer has simply evaporated and we have so much fun yet to be had. Some good things have been going on and I should get right to telling you about them.

Way to go

Congratulations to Ashlee Fahrney and Mariah Randall, both fifth-grade students at Emma K. Doub Elementary School. Recently they were honored by the Funkstown Lions Club at its annual student recognition night at Richardson's Family Restaurant. These two young ladies were presented with $100 savings bonds as winners of the Principals Citizenship Award. This means that they showed great citizenship and school community awareness. In addition, the Lions Club donated $400 to the school to support classroom activities.

South Hagerstown High School seniors Karlie Vann and David Stone were awarded the $500 Early "Petey" Bates Community Service Scholarships. Katie and David were selected on their applications emphasizing community and school service.

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HCC to host U.S. Army band

Looking for something to do in the evenings without breaking the bank?

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m.

This musical group will perform a variety of lively rock and pop music, and should provide a delightful evening's worth of entertainment.

Duck race on the horizon

Do you remember the game Duck, Duck, Goose? It was a favorite of mine at elementary school recess. Well, things are ducky again with Funkstown's great tradition - the annual duck race fundraiser.

Relax, before you get your feathers all twisted, we are talking about the plastic carnival-type ducks.

They "race" down Antietam Creek and the winner ... well, wins. There are many details to work out and the race is not until Aug. 30, so let's just leave it at this ... for now.

You can purchase your ducks at the fire company in Funkstown or from Josh, who is selling them in front of Gracie's Place most days. I will fill you in on more details as the time approaches.

Oops, don't forget the barbecue at the fire hall Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until everything is sold.

Scarves project a success

Incredible is a good adjective to describe the response that they got for the cooling scarves for the troops drive. The Thrivent Financial Cooling Scarves project was able to send more than 600 scarves and plans to make more at the end of the month. Thanks to all who made this a very successful drive for the troops!

Keep smiling

Have a most blessed week ... smile ... I find that people either think you are not too bright or have a secret ... keep them guessing!

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