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Old Tyme Christmas

November 28, 2012|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

The agenda for Funkstown’s Old Tyme Christmas on Friday, Dec. 7, has been announced.

Recently, Funkstown residents should have found luminaria kits on their porch. If yours is missing, you can stop by Town Hall and ask for another. Please have your luminarias lit and out by 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. 

Residents can begin their evening with a bonfire, which will include popcorn with the Boy Scouts at the town park.

Town Hall comes alive with local youths showcasing their talents on the piano at 6:30 p.m. The band from E. Russell Hicks Middle School will also be playing about that same time.  

Santa Claus will make his arrival at Town Hall at 7 p.m., where there will be cookies and hot chocolate served.

The best way to see the town in all its splendor is by a good old fashioned wagon ride. Rides begin at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m.

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Living nativity

A favorite of Funkstown children, and yes, some adults, is the living nativity at St. Paul’s Church.

The sanctuary will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The bell choir, organ music and a variety of choral selections will be featured.

As in years past, there will be a variety of themed baskets to raffle. Chances are a $1 each and the baskets will be filled with various items donated by local businesses.

Ornament contest

Get out the glue and the Popsicle sticks and whatever else you can imagine and get those youngsters busy. Those ages 12 and younger are invited to enter the ornament decorating contest.

Here are the rules: the ornament must be no larger than three inches in any direction, must have a hook for hanging on the tree, and can’t have any electric, batteries or candles.

The ornaments must be turned in at Town Hall on Thursday, Dec. 6.

House decorating contest

The esteemed judges for the house decorating contest that night are Miss Washington County 2012 Mary Teal Mulligan, Miss Queen State 2012 Audi Colombo and Miss White Oaks Outstanding Teen 2012 Arianne Goolsby. These young women will choose a winner in three different categories.

Auxiliary dinner

No time to cook on that night? The ladies of the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary have you covered.

The meal will feature hot roast beef sandwiches, fries.  and apple dumplings for dessert.

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