Around Funkstown

March 03, 2009|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

A love for lambs

In like a lion and out like a lamb ...

Have I told you how much I adore lambs?

Just outside Funkstown on a small farm, just in the last few weeks, there has been an influx of baby lambs. They are fabulous to watch, and I take seeing them as a sure sign of the spring that is quickly on its way.

I am convincing myself, as much as trying to assure you, that the recent snow and just downright icky weather is going to be short-lived.

Play ball!

Another sure sign of spring is baseball. Funkstown American Legion Post 211 is having signups for the baseball team Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.


Males ages 16 to 19 must provide a birth certificate and proof of residence. Returning players also must register.

Contact Jeff Williams (240-527-7320) or Matt Smith (301-991-6933) with questions.

Spring bargain sale

Spring also is the season for yard sales. Let's get a jump on things and check out the Women's Club Indoor Spring Bargain Sale, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gently used clothing, jewelry, shoes and household items are being offered for great deals. Sandwiches and drinks also will be sold.

The sale will be at the Women's Club on South Prospect Street in Hagerstown.

Red Cross happenings

March 7 is Red Cross Save A Life Saturday.

Are you CPR and First Aid-certified? If not, the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering free adult CPR, first-aid training and CPR recertification from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration is suggested because space is limited. Free food and beverages, as well as nail art, will be provided by Bella Salon and Spa.

There also will be a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free blood pressure screenings and the opportunity to see the Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle.

All events will be at the Red Cross chapter at 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown. Call 301-739-0717, ext. 201, to register.

Signing off

My space and time are up for this week. I pray that your week is blessed, and full of peace and harmony.

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