Confederate flags in Town

In response to the Confederate Flags in Town.  The Town of Funkstown has the Confederate Flags throughout the Town because this is the weekend of the Re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown.  Groups come from all over the United States to participate in the Battle.
The Town of Funkstown does not endorse controversy, but the Battle is a part of living history.  It would be a disservice to the participants and to the spectators to not properly represent a part of history, and the Confederate Flag is a part of the Battle of Funkstown history.
When the event is over this weekend, the flags will be taken down.

Paul Crampton, Jr.
Mayor
Town of Funkstown

Battle of Funkstown

The Battle of Funkstown will be held July,15, 16, 17. This year there will be more re-enactors, food from the fire hall and the Lions and the craft show and car show again.

Important up coming events you will not want to miss.

The Day in the Park / Battle of Funkstown event is just around the corner on july 18th and 19th. But there is a new addition to the line up for this outstanding event……….. The 1st Annual Car Show. The show is open to anyone with a car or truck and would like to show it off and support scouting in Funkstown. The cost for entry is just a $5.00 donation that will go to help the Boy Scouts In Funkstown. The judging will be done by the general public that comes out to view the cars and trucks. The winner will get the “Best of Show” trophy and a cash prize that is to be determined. The show will run from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. This is a great chance to get in on the ground floor of a new event. Also there will be plenty to do while you are waiting to hear just who the winner is while you are eating the great food from the Fire Company, browsing the craft venders, watching the kids games or checking out the Civil War re-enactors. With all of the activity, excitement and good deeds you will sleep great after the fireworks show so it is really a day that is good for your health, not to say anything about the points that you will get for taking your best girl or guy out for a day of fun. Please send an E-mail on the funkstown.com web site for entry forms ( Contact Us Tab).

Funkstown Geocach

The NEW Funkstown Geocach kick off is this Saturday.

Town of Funkstown would like to bring you a new geocaching adventure. Explore town history on this 1 hour expedition filled with interactive puzzles and historic and scenic photo ops.

Expect to walk at least 1 mile, mostly on sidewalks.  All locations welcome visitors

The Town of Funkstown would like to thank Terbear and Jr BassAssassin for helping set up this geocaching adventure. Permission has been granted by the various entities for placing physical containers or accessing information at these locations. Please respect those locations.

This Funkstown Historical Walkabout will be officially published on www.geocaching.com Saturday July 19, 2014 at 9:00 am, at the same time the foraging and music activities will begin for Day in the Park/Battle of Funkstown. Join us for a day filled with fun and excitement as you step back in time and experience the history of Funkstown.

The cache name is “Funkstown Historical Walkabout” with a GC code of “GC587GC”. Enjoy the journey!!”

Day in the Park / Battle of Funkstown

The Day in the Park / Battle of Funkstown event will soon be upon us. We are looking for venders for the Day in the Park craft show. The event is July 19th and runs in conjunction with the Battle of Funkstown. The cost will be a $20.00 Donation for each 10’ space and is non-refundable. All donations will be applied to the Funkstown Civil War Memorial. No electricity will be available for displays. Please contact us for the required forms for this event.

Memorial Day For Fallen Civil War Solders

The town has monuments for most of the past wars located at the corner of Baltimore Street and Frederick Road. For the past several years the Town Of Funkstown has been working towards a memorial for the fallen solders of the Civil War. The memorial will be placed in the park along the actual battle grounds but the final site has yet to be determined. Although we are on our way this is going to be a long process as monuments are very expensive. 100% of The Day in the Park venders registration goes to the memorial fund. Irene Owens who does those wonderful counted cross stitch items for Olde Tyme Christmas raffles came up with an idea to do her part to help. She has spent the last year stitching up a beautiful piece that measures over 16″ square and is of a higher stitch count than she normally does for Christmas. We now have it framed and ready to raffle for just $1.00 a chance.  The picture, matting and framing was all donated so 100% of the ticket sales will be going to the Civil War Memorial fund and the picture may be viewed at the town hall. This is a great way to take a chance for a wonderful piece of art, and help remember to fallen men all at the same time. Tickets are on sale to everyone at the town hall now and will be sold up to right before drawing that will be held Saturday night July the 21st at the Day In The Park/Battle Of Funkstown Event, (You need not be present to win). Please thank Mrs. Owens for all her help with Community events as that is what makes Funkstown such a special place to live.