The 2010 Christmas balls are now in stock. This is the first ball by the artist Mike Smith. It features St Paul’s Lutheran Church Cira. 1900. The price is $7.50 each, including the display box, and will be available at the town hall. Box sets available in limited quantity. The price for the balls from the former years is $6.50 each.
The Funkstown Olde Tyme Christmas event was a big success. The temperature outside was cold and the wind died down to a light breeze, but it was evident that there was no way to slow down the steady stream of people that were flowing through the social hall and all of the stores. At best guess we had over 2800 people come through our doors. We had every wagon ride full and the face painters did over 50 children. Everyone got their fill of good food, drinks, ice cream and music as well as sharing the Christmas spirit with friends, family and town folk. It was truly a sight to see the houses all decorated with their luminaries in place, the living nativity and members of the E. Russell Hicks band where playing through out town. The girl scouts handed out over 400 cookies and the fire hall did over 600 dinners. The park was a light with luminaries and the bond fire and the whole town was filled with excitement. Please E-mail the town hall and let them know just what you liked most about the event. Thanks to all who made the event possible.
Hello My friends,
It is that tyme of year again to start planing for the Christmas event. The 1st meeting of the committee will be held on Wednesday August the 19th at 6:30 in the meeting room above the Town Hall. Please bring ALL of your ideas and any one with ideas or that would like to help with this event on this night so that we can get the ball rolling. Hope to see you there, Thanks Rich Gaver Chairman
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help with the Funkstown Olde Tyme Christmas event. The temperature outside was cold and there was a light breeze blowing, but it was evident that there was no way to slow down the steady stream of people that were flowing through the social hall. At best guess we had between 3000 and 3200 people come through our doors. We had over 125 people that took the wagon ride and the face painters did over 60 children. Everyone got their fill of good food, drinks, ice cream and music as well as sharing the Christmas spirit with friends, family and town folk. It was truly a sight to see the houses all decorated with their luminaries in place, the living nativity and the band playing through out town.
Your donations were a very special part of what made the evening grand. The names of all our sponsors were displayed in the social hall for all of the guests to see just who shares the Christmas spirit.Funkstown Olde Tyme Christmas also has a website that you can visit at www.funkstown.com. It has events, contest winners, Town history, Locater map, and even the sponsors of this event. When you go there you will see more than just Olde Tyme Christmas. In the future we hope to see links to local business, organizations and a listing of upcoming events. Any businesses that are interested in web advertising, please contact our web master at the bottom of the web page.
Again, let us thank you for your support in this adventure. This was truly best Christmas that Funkstown has ever seen. We hope you have a very prosperous new year and we hope to work with you on this next year, because without you, this would not have been a Very Special Funkstown Olde Tyme Christmas!
Yours in spirit,
The Christmas committee
Rich Gaver – Co-chairman
Rose Gaver – Co-chairman