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August 19, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Regular routines resume

Good morning, friends. Sorry to have missed you last week, but we were relaxing for a much-needed vacation at the beach. Now, back to the real world and the happenings in our little town.

Back to school this week

First on the agenda ... back to school. Yipee. Seriously, I think most are ready to head back to classes and our routines. It has been a very pleasant summer and now before extreme boredom sets in, it is time to meet with friends and start expanding our minds.

Open house

The open house for the Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education had its meet the teacher night for kindergarten Monday night and the prekindergarten meet the teacher night is tonight at 7.

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This is an excellent way to let the wee ones see their classrooms, meet some friends and see the smiling face of their teachers.

Meet the teachers at South High

The meet the teacher night for South Hagerstown High school is split into two nights. Incoming freshmen are invited tonight at 7 to stop by the school, get their schedules and walk the halls to get familiar with where their classes are. For all other students, meet the teacher night is next week on Aug. 26, also at 7 p.m.

Parents Day Out offered at church

If you have a small fry in your house not quite ready for prekindergarten or kindergarten, but you could use a break in your week and would like them to begin the socialization process, St. Andrews United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave., is offering a Parents Day Out preschool and daycare program.

On Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., youngsters can play and learn while parents get much done.

The program will run from September to May. Call 301-739-7431 for more information or to register your child.

Duck race

The start of school is probably the most sure sign of the end of summer.

The other sure sign is the Fabulously famous Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Barbecue and Duck Race.

On Saturday, Aug. 30, there will be barbecue chicken, open pit beef, ham and Italian sausage sandwiches available from 9:30 a.m. until sold out.

The Ladies Auxiliary will have cakes, brownies and other desserts for sale also. Also on the same day, starting at 2 p.m., the Duck Race on Antietam Creek will begin. Plastic ducks are for sale for $5 each or seven for $25.

First prize is $300, second prize is $200 and third prize is $100. There will be at least 25 prizes awarded for the race. There will be tickets for $300 worth of groceries for sale for $1 each.

Ice cream will be provided by Good Humor-Breyer's and the Chick-fil-A Cow will be on hand to give out free kid's meal coupons starting at 1:30 p.m. Sounds like a tremendous amount of fun and all for a good cause.

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