Busy week ahead

November 20, 2012|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown
  • Kendall Whittington holds the ponytail she donated to the Locks of Love program.
Submitted photo

Good morning friends. Such a busy week. Turkeys are thawing, pie recipes are ready, decorations are being moved from storage and families are preparing for a day of food and reflecting on all of the blessings for which we are indeed thankful. 

The calendar is inching closer to December and all the good tidings that it brings.
Let’s look at the calendar and see what awaits us:

Bus trip to D.C.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Funkstown is planning a bus trip to Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Dec. 2. 

The bus will leave the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. and head to Washington to hear the U.S. Army Band perform a holiday concert.

The trip costs $20 and includes the cost of the concert ticket, the bus, and gratuity for the driver. 

A stop for dinner at Cracker Barrel is planned, but not included in the ticket price.

For more information, call 301-733-2678.

Kendall donates hair to Locks of Love program

Kendall Whittington, 6, made the decision to donate 12 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love program on Nov. 5. 

Her grandfather passed away due to lymphoma when she was 4 years old, but Kendall never forgot about how his cancer treatments caused his hair to fall out. 

After looking at the Locks of Love website with her parents, she was convinced that she could help others to smile by donating her ponytail.

She lives in Funkstown and is in first grade at Emma K. Doub Elementary. She is the daughter of Scott and Catherine Whittington.

The Locks of Love program provides wigs for those who have lost their hair due to illness.

Legion to hold oratorical contest

The American Legion High School Oratorical Contest will be Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Dixon-Troxell Post 211 in Funkstown.

The public is invited.

The post-level contest is open to all local Washington County high school students in grades nine to 12, including home-schooled students.

There are several levels of competition in the county, leading to the finals in Indianapolis, where scholarships are presented to three finalists in the final round.

Cash awards will be determined for each local oratorical contest, including the American Legion post level, county level, district level and the American Legion Department of Maryland level.

For registration forms and materials, call Don Snyder, third vice commander and oratorical chairman for Post 211, at 240-310-2993.

Old Tyme Christmas

Get out your fat red marker and circle Friday, Dec. 7, for Funkstown’s Old Tyme Christmas celebration. 

The event will include wagon rides through town, a bonfire at the park with s’mores and toasted marshmallows, and cookies and hot chocolate at Town Hall. 

The antique shops and other stores in town will stay open.

Santa Claus will make an appearance at Town Hall that evening. 

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