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Funkstown Town Council briefs

February 15, 2012

Battle of Funkstown planning meeting to be held Feb. 29

FUNKSTOWN — A planning meeting for July’s Battle of Funkstown re-enactment will be held Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Funkstown fire hall, Town Councilman John Phillips III said during a town council meeting Monday night.

Phillips said he’s been getting positive feedback from re-enactors interested in participating in the event, which will be held July 20-22, largely at Funkstown Community Park.

With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War being commemorated, Phillips said he’s thinking of expanding the event in 2013 to have a daily activity the week leading up to that year’s re-enactment.

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For this year’s re-enactment, the Funkstown American Legion’s baseball team is getting involved by providing food Friday night for re-enactors and the public, Phillips said. It will probably be burgers and hot dogs, he said.

National Pike Festival wagon train to stay in park
FUNKSTOWN — The Funkstown Town Council voted 5-0 Monday night to allow the National Pike Festival wagon train to stay overnight in Funkstown Community Park on May 19.

National Pike Festival events will be held at various places in Washington County from May 18-20, according to the event’s website at www.nationalpikefestival.org.

Jamie Baker, festival director, told the council at the meeting that he appreciated the use of the park last year and asked if the wagon train could stop there again. The wagon train would leave at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said she reserved the entire park for the wagon train the night of May 19.

Councilman Robert “Bobby” Rodgers Jr. was absent.

Funkstown to have Boy Scouts troop
FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown will once again have a Boy Scouts troop.

The first meeting for Troop 23 will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at Town Hall, Town Councilman Richard L. Gaver said.

So far, Gaver said he expected there would be five to nine members.

Boys interested in joining the troop can call Gaver at 301-739-4212 or show up at the meeting.

Boys who become members during the troop’s first year will receive founders’ stripes for their uniforms, Gaver said.

The Vietnam-era Last Man’s Club is helping the troop secure flags, Gaver said.

Ground to be broken for church renovation

FUNKSTOWN — Ground is expected to be broken on the renovation of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall in late March, Barry Warrenfeltz told the Funkstown Town Council Monday night.

The general contractor will keep Chestnut Street clear of construction equipment and debris, said Warrenfeltz, who has served as chairman of the church’s building and property committees.

Renovation of the fellowship hall at 24 E. Baltimore St. in Funkstown was driven by a moisture problem in the basement, according to Herald-Mail archives.

The project also will make the building accessible to the disabled and will include installing an elevator.

Curbside-recycling program presentation likely at March 12 meeting
FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said he expects a presentation during the March 12 town council meeting about Funkstown being a pilot site for a curbside-recycling program.

Washington County officials are helping promote a private curbside-recycling program to be launched in June by Allied Waste.

— Julie E. Greene

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