Around Funkstown

January 05, 2009|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Happy 2009

This year promises to be great, with the hope of new friendships and many good memories waiting to be made.

A friend asked me what my resolutions for the new year were and after stating that I was not a big fan of New Year's resolutions, she rephrased the question to ask what my goals were. Now there is something to ponder, and ponder I did. Goals ... those I like and certainly embrace. Goals seem to denote positive ways of bettering or improving.

Yes, friends, goals I will have. One of my goals for the moment, however, is to tell you about what is happening in Funkstown, so without further ado, let's jump right in.

Ornament contest

The holiday season was certainly a success.

So many good things and feelings occurred in December. I know that one of the highlights was the Olde Tyme Christmas celebration and I have some unfinished business to report on that. Congratulations to the winners of the ornament-decorating contest. Crafting holiday spirit into decorations, the following three children took top prizes: A paper angel from Donald Decalus topped the list of winners; skates made by Jonathan Weigand and a candy cane by Katey Lookabaugh also were winners.


Decorating contest

If you had the chance to walk through town over the holidays, you will certainly agree with the judges' choices in the house-decorating contest. 

The judges chose the Wiremans for their door and porch. The Gavers came out on top for their yard. The Barnes home was named the overall house winner. 

Raffle winner named

While we are on the subject of winners, I would like to let you know who won the holiday gift basket raffled by the Girl Scouts of Funkstown.

Sharon Near of Smithsburg took home the specialty basket filled with goodies. 

Also winners were the Girl Scouts, who through the raffle raised $665 for their spring trip to Beach Jam in New Jersey. I am sure they appreciate everyone who helped support the effort.

Prom fashion show to be held at South High

Just in time for the formal spring season, the South Hagerstown High School PTA, along with Potomac Bridals, will host the Washington County Prom Fashion Show 2009.

On Saturday, Jan. 31, at South Hagerstown High School at 3 p.m., you can peek at what's new for this prom season. The doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. There will be door prizes and discounts on tuxedo rentals and gowns. 

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