For those residents that can remember back to when we had a library in Funkstown will love this news. We now have a new library in Funkstown again. Okay it may not be as large as the old one but it is still a library none the less. Yes it is the FIRST little library in town and it is very fitting that it is place at the town hall as that was the location of the original library in town until about 1980. The new little library was built by Tech high and painted and decorated by the students from Springfield middle school. The Town will have books in it before thanksgiving. The town would like to thank Rich Gaver and Terry Feiser for getting the materials together to put the library in place and Asst Scoutmaster for Troop 23 Roger Quinn for digging the holes.


Highway Safety Plan

Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore presented the Washington County Highway Safety Plan to the Town Council on Monday night. He was looking for an endorsement from the town which was not hard to achieve. Please check out the link to the PDF of the proposal as it is very enlightening.

Yard waste pick up

Last day for yard waste pick up is the 28th of this month so remember to put it out on the 27th.

Funkstown Boy Scout Quarter Auction.

Last year we had over 100 items and this year I know we have some great stuff including a 14″ piece of stained glass.

Annual Christmas Balls are in stock.

The 2017 Christmas balls are now in stock at the Town hall. This is the first one in the series that is 2 sided to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town. Get your today as they will go fast.

Town Tree

Many of you may be wondering what has happened to the town tree. The tree was sick with the bottom section of the trunk being hollowed out to about 3″. The town decided to take the stance to be proactive and remove the tree before it came down in traffic or damaged the War Memorial. The new tree has been planted and decorated for Christmas. Lastly for those that think it is a small tree we have been told it will grow between 1′ to 1’6″ a year so it will not be small for long. The town would like to thank the Adult leaders from Funkstown BSA Troop 23, Mike Smith, Will Hildebrand, Rich Gaver, and Chris Rosenberry for their help and Jeff Smith from the town.

Soup and Sandwich sales

If you love good food then you will not want to miss the soup and Sandwich sales on the first Saturday of the month at the St Paul’s church Lunch counter. the dates are as follows………..

December 2, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
January 6, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
February 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
March 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Legion Baseball Quarter Auction

Funkstown Legion Baseball team is holding a quarter auction Sunday the 15th at the Funkstown Legion post 211 located at 12 North Westside Ave. Doors open at 11 am and the auction starts at 1 pm. Food and drinks will be available and a portion of the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Awareness. Tickets can be purchased  from Patrick Moore at 240-217-2294. The cost of the tickets are $5.00 per ticket which includes two paddles. Additional paddles can be purchased at the door.

Fire Prevention Week

Funkstown Fire Company will be celebrating fire prevention week October 8th Thu the 14th. There will be an open house on the 14th that will have all types of displays and information for the public. This is a great time to go in and meet the members of the fire company and look at all of the state of the art equipment that they use to help to protect us, fight fires, and save lives.

Halloween Parade

The Funkstown Halloween Parade will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m. (lineup is at 5:30 p.m.)

located on Chestnut Street (rear of Town Hall).  Following the parade, a Halloween Costume Contest will take place at the

Funkstown American Legion.  All Funkstown children are invited to attend.