Around Funkstown

January 13, 2009|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Good morning, friends

Grab your cup of coffee and let's visit for a few minutes and see what's going on in and around Funkstown.

Prom show set at South High

With the threat of ice and snow and the less- than-desirable weather, I know that spring fashions and the prom season are not on everyone's mind right now.

Have you ever taken a 16-year-old shopping for a prom gown? What ... did I just hear moans from around the county? I think I have something to tell you that could make this a much easier and more pleasant task.

The South Hagerstown High School PTA is hosting the Washington County Prom Fashion Show on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. at the school.


There will be gowns and tuxedos to consider and discounts along with door prizes offered. Tickets can be obtained at the school or at the door.

Food drive planned Saturday

Democrats for Positive Change will host its first food drive Saturday at the Democratic Central Committee Headquarters, 245 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All food will be donated to Food Resources Inc. and The Salvation Army of Washington County.

For more information, go to or call 301-797-4385.

Keep Georgia Sirbaugh in your thoughts

Isn't it neat when you watch a neighborhood child grow up and become an adult?

Isn't it even better when they become a productive member of society?

I often think of Georgia Sirbaugh, the first Funks-townian to come and greet me when I moved here nearly 19 years ago.

On her bike, she came pedaling up and introduced herself.

God love Georgia ... I get to chat with her occasionally even though she had been stationed in Alaska with the Armed Forces.

We all need to keep Georgia in our thoughts and prayers as she has recently been deployed overseas.

Such a remarkable young woman.

Way to go, Cory Shank

Remarkable ... now there is a word we should not throw about carelessly.

I find I simply must use it again when I mention Cory Shank.

I have watched Cory grow up also to really make his family and town quite proud.

Cory has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year.

Cory is now among a select group of high school football players who are eligible to be selected as a National Red Zone Player of the Year and be featured in USA Today in February.

For the eighth straight year, Old Spice is recognizing high school football players who go above and beyond the call of duty.

The program honors athletes who are able to elevate their play and step up when the heat is really on.

These athletes embody leadership, performance and desire, and serve as examples to their teammates on and off the field.

So I must congratulate Cory on his accomplishments as well as his parents on obviously a job well done.

Happy birthday!

I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my youngest child, Colt. Last week, Colt turned 11 and such a wonderful young man he is. Happiest of birthdays, dear child (and no, his birthday presents weren't wrapped in Christmas paper as most January babies tend to find theirs.)

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