Around Funkstown

December 08, 2009|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go - especially if your travel plans take you through Funkstown.

Olde Tyme Christmas

The Olde Tyme Christmas celebration is set for Friday. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. with many activities, and things to see and do for all ages.

A bonfire has been added at the community park and the craft show has been expanded. Come over early and have a roast beef dinner at the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co., and then take a stroll through town and enjoy the lights and shops.

You will find face painting and raffles at Town Hall, along with Celtic music being performed by Bill and Joyce Weaver at 6 p.m.


The kindergarten class will perform at St. Paul's Church at 6 p.m. There also will be a living nativity in front of the church. At 6:30 p.m., several young performers will entertain with a piano recital in Town Hall. Santa will arrive at 7 p.m.

Wagon rides this year will be free from 6 to 8:15 p.m., departing every 15 minutes. Cookies are not needed for sharing this year, but there will be refreshments available all evening at Town Hall.

Ornaments, luminarias

Those ages 12 and younger who wish to make an ornament for the town's Christmas tree are reminded that entries are not to be any larger than three inches in any direction and should have a hook so they can be hung from the tree. No batteries, electricity or candles can be part of the ornaments.

Ornaments should be dropped off upstairs at Town Hall between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday. All entries will be judged and the top three will receive prizes from Prime Outlets at Hagerstown.

Residents are reminded to have their luminarias out by 6 p.m. Friday, and keep dry leaves and other flammables away. Houses will be judged in three categories: front door, yard and whole house.

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