January is half over

January 16, 2012|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

Good morning, dear friends.  

January is more than half over and we are marching toward spring with a passion. We have been so blessed with weather that is manageable that, I for one, could not be more pleased.  

This week marks back to some form of routines for most of us.

Schools are in full swing and college students are heading back to school, if not already there.

Let’s see what life in our small town has to offer to keep us occupied while we wait for daffodils and open windows.

Foster parents for cats

The Humane Society of Washington County is looking for families to become foster parents for cats with upper- respiratory infections, as well as cats and their litters. The foster period can last from two to six weeks, with the average time for mother cats and kittens averaging about four weeks.  

The humane society will provide the necessary supplies when available, and you provide the care and nurturing and love.  

Cats and kittens that have been fostered tend to be adopted quickly, as they have been socialized. Participants must be a resident of Washington County.  

For more information, call 301-733-2060.

Basket bingo

The E. Russell Hicks Middle School Band Boosters will hold a basket bingo Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and games will begin at 1:30. Admission costs $25.

Pancake breakfast

 The annual pancake breakfast to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Washington County will be Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown.

The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice.

Tickets at the door, in the fellowship hall, cost $6. Those 6 and younger eat free.

For more information, call 301-733-0144.

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