Cold snap

January 25, 2012|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

Walking in a winter wonderland. That could have been the theme for this past weekend.

Lots of white fluff to decorate our world, and I need to thank our town’s crew for getting and keeping our streets clear in a timely and efficient manner. All their hours of hard work makes it safer for us. Great job, guys.

Winter dance

Winter wonderland is a great theme, especially for a middle school dance. 

E. Russell Hicks Middle School is gearing up for its dance Thursday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.,  and just in time for the landscape to match the dance’s aptly named theme. 

Ahh, middle school dances ... somehow I doubt they will be grooving to Peter Frampton or the Bee Gees while the air is filled with Love's Baby Soft perfume and Lip Smackers.

Little League rules clinic

From snow balls to curve balls. Batter up. It’s that time of year again. District I Little League is beginning its rules clinics, starting Tuesday, Feb. 7, and continuing on Tuesdays in February from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of God on Leitersburg Pike. 

The clinic is open to baseball and softball coaches, managers, umpires, parents, and others interested in volunteering in Little League. The clinic is free and will cover the basics, as well as rule changes.

For more information, call Denny Hockensmith at 301-416-2841 or Dave Grams at 301-791-1687.

Cinderella’s Closet

Sandwiched somewhere between winter dances and spring Little League, young men and women will start concerning themselves with plans of proms and spring formals.

Washington County Technical High School is once again offering a great program to dress for less and recycle those fabulous gowns that have a lot of dance left in them.

The student government is accepting donations of gently used prom and formal gowns to be sold at their Cinderella’s Closet.

They are asking for all sizes, but are in special need of plus-size dresses.

They are also accepting donations of ties, shoes, coats, jackets and suits.

None of the dresses will cost more than $40.

Items can be dropped off at the front office at Tech High, off Oak Ridge Drive,  Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 8.

Proceeds go to the Humane Society of Washington County.

Last year, the students at Tech High raised more than $1,100 for the shelter.

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