Around Funkstown

July 06, 2010|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Fourth of July fun continues

Did you all recover yet from your celebration on the Fourth of July? There was so much to do and entirely too much food on the grill, yet accompany that with family and friends, and I would say that adds up to an amazing birthday party for our nation.

The next few weeks in Funkstown should prove to be full of excitement and activities galore!

Cub Scout picnic, recruitment rally

Hopefully you marked your calendar for this Sunday and the Cub Scout Pack 23 Picnic and Recruitment Rally.

All boys entering first through fifth grades and their families are invited to come out to the Funkstown Park, Pavilion No. 2. There will be a three-story climbing wall, kickball, crafts and more.

Food will be provided. Come out and meet the new Cubmaster, Mr. Don, and Pack 23's leadership. Ask any questions you might have about Scouting.


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Trash collection schedule

A quick reminder that for now, trash collection is as follows:

o Normal household trash will be picked up twice a week and should be left curbside no earlier than 4 p.m. for pick-up on Mondays and Thursdays.

o Yard waste pickup will be Tuesdays and should be set out no earlier than 4 p.m. on the preceding day. Please be sure to use reusable garbage cans, and paper and yard waste and leaf bags. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, brush and small sticks. Do not expect dirt, rocks and nonyard waste materials to be picked up.

Battle of Funkstown approaches

The Battle of Funkstown is quickly ap-proaching. The Day in the Park re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown is set for July 17 and 18.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be plenty of activities for your enjoyment. The 97th Regimental String Band will be playing. There will be fireworks in the park at 9 p.m. Saturday.

If you are traveling through the area, make plans to detour around the street battle in the morning and early afternoon.

Townsfolk are once again encouraged to welcome troops foraging in the streets early Saturday. Red ribbons will be distributed in the next week, so make sure to post them so the troops know you are participating in the foraging.

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