Around Funkstown

December 15, 2009|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

A night to remember

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

If you happened to pass through Funkstown on Friday night, you can certainly attest to the intensity of the holiday cheer.

A special note of thanks to the Gavers, the wonderful ladies at Town Hall and all the town's merchants who made Olde Tyme Christmas an evening to remember.

The wagon ride was enjoyable and the park with its bonfire (albeit a controlled one) was just lovely with all the lighted candles. The living nativity at St. Paul's, the children singing carols and Town Hall warm with friendly faces and holiday music made the evening special. It was another successful Olde Tyme Christmas and it provided another year's worth of good memories.


School calendar

Taking a look at the calendar: parents, make sure that you are aware that your little ones have school all this week and then just Monday through Wednesday of next week. Can you believe that a week from Thursday is Christmas Eve? There is so much to do - cookies to be baked, presents to be wrapped, movies to be watched and memories to be made.

Holiday music

Holiday music sure puts us in the spirit. Why not head over to South Hagerstown High School on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. for the winter band concert, which is free and open to the public?

Care for pets

With all the fun things going on, let's take some time to remember our furry friends. The Humane Society of Washington County would like residents to remember to keep a warm, dry shelter for their outdoor friends, with plenty of fresh food and water. Also, remember that ornaments and tinsel do not mix well with pets. We all know the dangers of poinsettias, but know also that chocolate and other holiday treats can be just as dangerous for pets.

Pet Angel Tree

Don't let Santa forget the animals at the shelter this holiday. The Humane Society of Washington County has its Pet Angel Tree at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown. The tree ornaments list the needed items at the shelter. Those wishing to help can purchase and donate what is needed and then write their name on the ornament.

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