Same Day Permitting

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Up coming events hosted by St Paul’s Lutheran Church

They are having a bus trip to Camden Yards, Sunday,  June 14, 2015, The bus will leave the church parking lot 10:15am  The orioles will play the Yankees.  The game is 1:30pm.  The cost is 60.00 per person, that includes game ticket ( which is upper box seats), bus transportation, driver gratuity, cash bingo prizes and a box lunch.

They are also having the Potomac Playmakers June 20, 2015, A Neil Simon comedy “The Dinner Party”
Dinner 6:00pm (doors open 5:30) the play 7:00pm.  The cost is $18.00 per person.

Contact Charlotte Miller, for info or reservations 301-733-2678.

Town Clean Up

TOWN CLEAN UP – – MAY 1, 2, 2015

The schedule will be as follows: Friday, May 1, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The dumpster will be located at the Funkstown Community Park, and will leave promptly at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, and at 12:00 noon on Saturday.

This service is only available to Funkstown residents. Proof of identification will be required – – driver’s license, water bill. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Acceptable Items:

Refrigerators and Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers –

Must have certified technician – tag of Freon removed

Washers and Dryers, Dishwashers, Stoves, Wood Stoves, Trash Compactors, Furnaces, Water Heaters, Exercise Equipment, Televisions, Mattresses and Box Springs, Pianos, Computers, Couches and Chairs, Cabinets and Dressers, Small Chairs and Tables, Lawn Furniture, Picnic Tables, Commodes, Bath Tubs, Sinks, Carpet (Maximum – 3 Rolls)

Grills – Remove Propane Tank

Push Mowers – Remove Gas and Oil

Non-acceptable Items:

Construction and Building Material, Propane Tanks, Cardboard, Paper and Books (must recycle), Tires, Batteries, Yard Waste, Dirt, Rocks or Sod, Root Balls, and Tree Trimmings, Concrete Materials, Paint, Fencing, Gasoline, Oil, and other Inflammables, Hazardous Waste, Explosives and Ammunition, Dead Animals, Human and Animal Feces, No Household Trash, Automobile Parts, Doors or Windows, or Piping Material

Funkstown B.S.A. Pack 23

The Funkstown Cub Scout Pack 23 has a new leader. John Feeley has taken over the reins for the pack as Mr Don Herriman as taken a job with the Mason Dixon Boy Scout Council. The Funkstown pack is the 3rd largest pack in the council with 54 boys. The pack much like the troop is very active in the community and both are sponsored by the Funkstown American Legion.

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Commissioners meeting

The Washington County Commissioners will have their evening meeting at the Funkstown Town Hall on February 10th, 2015 at 7:00pm The public is invited.

Scout Sunday

On Scout Sunday the boys from troop 23 teamed up with their younger brothers from the pack 23 and one girl scout to enjoy the 12th point of the “Scout Law” A scout is Reverent. There is at least 4 more scouts and scouters not in the picture.

Scout sunday

Boy Scout Quarter Auction

Please help support the local Boy Scouts and have a blast while you do it. Get you tickets for the quarter auction and enjoy a meal at the American Legion while you are there. $10.00 gets you in the door and your first paddle, then you are on your way to a great time.

Quarter Auction




Up comming evets at St. Pauls Church

All you can eat slippery Pot Pie will be held, Saturday, January 17, 2015, (snow date 1-24-2015).  This is a fund raising event for St. Paul’s Softball Team.  There will be a Magic Show at 7:00PM with Magician Dean Burkett.  Ticket cost is $10.00 per person.  For information and tickets call Bobby Rodgers 301-791-5018 or Charlotte Miller 301-733-2678.

By Popular demand St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will hold a Soup & Sandwich Sale the first Saturday in February 7 and March 7, 2015.  The Lutheran Lunch Counter will be open 10:00am to 2:00pm. All proceeds from these events are to raise funds for a sound system in the Fellowship Hall.

St. Paul’s will have a Valentine Dinner and Play “Love Letters” by A. R. Gurney with the Potomac Playmakers, Saturday, February 14, 2015.  Dinner at 5:30pm (doors open 5:00) The cost is $15.00 per person.  For Information and Tickets please call Charlotte Miller 301-733-2678.

Utility contributes $5,000 to the Washington County community

Columbia Gas of Maryland partners with local volunteer fire department to donate combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to Funkstown.
Utility contributes $5,000 to the Washington County community

WHO:      Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. and Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company

WHAT:     Columbia Gas, in partnership with Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company, will be making over 130 complimentary combination carbon monoxide/smoke detectors available to the community. Free detectors will be available through Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company.

WHERE:     Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company
2 South Westside Avenue
Funkstown, MD 21734

WHEN:        Monday, December 22
Check presentation to take place at 5:30 PM
Scheduling of installation of carbon monoxide/smoke detectors begins immediately

WHY:         Year round, Columbia Gas is dedicated to giving back to the communities where we work and live. Columbia Gas is also committed to keeping the families who live in those communities safe. The holiday season reminds us all of family and staying warm during the colder weather months. As we turn on those natural gas appliances to cook holiday food or to stay warm, it is important that they vent properly.  Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, non-corrosive gas that can be a by-product of the combustion of ordinary fuels. Carbon monoxide can become very poisonous if it is not vented properly and if allowed to accumulate without sufficient oxygen. The combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors will also alarm to warn of the presence of smoke in your home. For more information on Carbon Monoxide safety, including what to do if carbon monoxide is in your home and steps to take if you believe carbon monoxide has accumulated, please visit

NiSource Foundation Grant
As one of the seven energy distribution companies of NiSource, Inc., Columbia Gas of Maryland’s $5,000 contribution to Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company to support the department and provide for the purchase of carbon monoxide detectors is thanks to the NiSource Charitable Foundation, which was established to provide funding to non-profit organizations making a difference in the communities where NiSource companies operate or provide service. The Foundation looks to enhance community strengths, address critical needs and build resources for the future by extending financial and human resources of those organizations that carry out these works.

About Columbia Gas of Maryland
Columbia Gas of Maryland safely delivers clean and efficient natural gas to approximately 33,000 customers in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties. It is one of seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). NiSource companies deliver energy to approximately 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. More information about Columbia Gas of Maryland is available at

Olde Tyme Christmas Dinner

The Funkstown Fire Company is  again holding their Olde Tyme Christmas dinner during the town Christmas event on Decenber 12th. The door will open at 4:30pm and the menu is as follows

Hot roast beef, Gravy and french fries $7.00

French fries                                                $2.00

Hot Dog                                                       $1.50

Apple Dumplings                                       $3.00

Backed goods                                              $1.00