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August 26, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

One week down

Good morning, friends. The first week of school is under our belts and hopefully it was great for everyone. Don't forget to keep checking those backpacks for all the forms that need to be filled out and returned. As we wind down August, this should prove to be a somewhat busy week, so let's check out what's happening.

Blood donors

A great big "atta boy" to the Funkstown American Legion and to the Funkstown community. We can truly call ourselves the small town with the big heart. With slightly under 1,000 residents, this past year the community donated 363 units of blood through Red Cross donations.

The Red Cross officially recognized the Funkstown community for its donations through Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211.

Now is not the time to sit back and relax, though. There is another blood drive Saturday at the Legion, so let's keep it going.

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Yard and bake sale

The end of summer usually means the end of yard sales. Let's squeeze one more in. On Saturday, Sept. 6, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown, there will be a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many treasures and treats can be found. If you wish to make donations of items to the yard sale, you may do so at the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need to have your donations picked up, call Ken Welch at 301-393-0998. Spaces are available for rent for $15. All proceeds are going to the Bell Carillon fund to repair and replace.

Barbecue

Don't forget the chicken barbecue at the fire hall this weekend along with the much awaited duck race, which starts Saturday at 2 p.m. Ducks are still available for purchase at either the fire hall or by stopping by Gracie's Place in town and talking to Justin.

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