Tentative 2014 Events
December 12th, 2014
Olde Tyme Christmas Event Schedule
* 6:00 PM-Event begins
∗ 6:00 PM-Yule log bonfire by Funkstown Boy & Cub Scouts Troop/Pack 23 as they Celebrate Christmas in the park.
Live sheep will also be located in the park.
* 6:00 PM-TBA
* 6:30 PM-Piano recital
* 6:30 PM-E.R.H. band plays.
* 7:00 PM-Santa Comes to Town Hall.
* 7:30 PM-TBA
* 8:30 PM-The winners of the ornament
And Decorating contests, raffles and auction.
∗ All Evening-Face painting for all ages
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
|See the Yule log fire, have some popcorn, S’omres and cook some hot dogs with the scouts. Visit the living nativity with the sheep. The wagon ride will be making a stop to let passengers out to see the festivities and return to town hall later.The Scouts are right at home celebrating Christmas in the park and they invite you to join them. The Funkstown Cub Scout Pack 23 will have coco, popcorn, S’mores and helping cook hotdogs. The Funkstown Boy Scout Troop 23 will be encamped in the park for the night as well as singing carols around town and helping where they are needed.|
ANTIQUE AND CRAFT SHOPS.
This is also an excellent chance to get a jump on that last minute Christmas shopping, with most of the shops in town staying open throughout the evening to help you with those hard to find surprises. Don’t forget to look for the new shops in town, and visit the dinner that will be held in the lower level of the fire hall again this year.
ST PAUL’S CHURCH
The annual multi-vendor craft fair will be held in the fellowship hall instead of at the fire hall. The church will also be open with a variety of seasonal music in the sanctuary.
The craft show this year will be held at the St Paul’s Lutheran Church in the New Social Hall. The show will feature many venders with crafts for the holidays and those unique Christmas gifts you have looked all over the county to find.
First wagon ride leaves at 6:30 and the last ride will be leaving at 8:30. Stops In front of town hall and Funkstown Park so that you may disembark and enjoy the festivities there. Rides are limited to 20 people each.
This year we have a lot more things to raffle: Centerpieces and baskets have donated items. Tickets will be $1.00 each. You will not believe all of the things that we have this year. So don’t take a chance of missing this!
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT SALE
Again this year, we have a new glass ornament with a hand drawn picture of one of the historic town landmarks on it. This year will feature The Funkstown Bridge #2. The price is $7.50 each, including the display box, and will be available at the town hall. Box sets available in limited quantity. Art work by Loraine Smith.
The Olde Tyme Christmas Cook books are ready to go under the tree. Get delicious recipes from your favorite town folk. The prices are $7.50 each, and are also available at the town hall.
The Funkstown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a dinner in the lower level of the fire hall. The food is all ways great and sure to please.
DECORATION CONTESTThe decorating contest will have 3 categories: Best Door or Window Display, Best Yard or Porch Display, Best Whole House Display. The prize for each category will be $50.00. Judging will be based on the following elements and are done on the point system (1-10 points per element/30 total points possible) 1. Use of lighting.(1-10 points) a. Lighting should enhance your Christmas display. b. Remember sometimes less is more. 2. Creativity.(1-10 points) a. How the Olde Tyme theme was incorporated or interrupted. 3. Materials used.(1-10 points) a. How well and how much Olde Tyme materials where used. Ex. Ribbon, wreaths. Wood, garland, berries, candles (fake), Evergreen, ect. 4. Use of color and ornamentation. a. Too many different colors and ornamentation can be over powering.
Judges are to be Megan Kiley - Miss Central Maryland,
Sara Farmer – Miss Washington County’s Outstanding Teen,
and Paige Dutrow – Miss Rocky Gap
CHILDERNS DECORATING CONTEST
AGAIN! – Ornament Decorating Contest- Children 12 and under. Ornament is to be no larger than 3 inches in any direction and must have a hook to hang on the tree. No batteries, no electric, no candles. Drop off your finished ornament on Thursday night between 6:30 – 7:30. Top 3 will get prizes that will be furnished by Friends Of Funkstown.
Check out all of entertainment in the town this year. E.Russel Hicks Jazz band will be playing around town. The St. Pauls Church has a wide range of music this year. Piano recital by up to 6 young and inspiring artists, also make sure that you visit all of the sponsors that help make this event a huge success.
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