December 7th, 2012
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.
Living nativity and 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
This year there will be some new activities that will be held in the park. See the Yule log fire, get some popcorn, hot chocolate, smores and visit with the Boy Scouts Troop 23 & Cub Scouts Pack 23. Check out The Boy Scouts and Webelows that will be camping in the park for the night. The wagon ride will be stopping in so that you may disembark and enjoy the festivities.
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 church will be open for visitors with piano, flute, guitar, vocal and sing-along music from 7:00 till 8:00, and vocal, handbell, piano, and organ music 8:00 till 9:00.
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 at 8:30PM Cochran Auctions will be on hand to auction off the cross stitch Christmas tree picture by Irene Owens and then the ink drawing by Loraine Smith because every one loves an auction.
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 Chaney House Circa 1930. 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 craft show that has been held in the lower level of the Funkstown Fire Company has expanded to the up stairs as well and shall include a total of 26 tables of crafts. The show will feature many venders with crafts for the holidays and those unique Christmas gifts. Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a dinner also in the lower level of the Fire Hall. This year will be hot roast beef open faced sandwich with gravy and french fries for $8.00. Hotdogs $1.50 French Fries $2.00 and Apple Dumplings $3.00.
House Decoration Contest – 3 categories only this year with a prize of $50.00 each.
Judging will be based on the following elements and how they apply to the Olde Tyme Christmas theme and are done on the point system.
Judges are to be Miss Washington County 2012 Mary Teal Mulligan, Miss Queen State 2012 Audi Colombo, Miss White Oak`s Outstanding Teen 2012 Arianne Goolsby, and Miss Washington County’s Outstanding Teen 2012 Megan Kiley.
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 8 young and inspiring artists, also make sure that you visit all of the sponsors that help make this event a huge success.