The Lights of Federalsburg….. How gorgeous are the lights in our great town! The Lions Club completed the installation of their very creative displays under the direction of Lion David Morean. Owners of businesses in town are lighting up their storefront windows. Residents are out doing themselves with their decorations and lights. The spectacular displays at the farms on Laurel Grove Road offer a new look this year and they are spectacular! They have become a destination point for many in the tri-county area and neighboring states. Directions: At the intersection of Laurel Grove Rd. and Federalsburg Hwy. go west on Laurel Grove for 1.1 mile and wala….you are there! I hear it can be seen from the space station! Federalsburg…where residents make good things happen.
Christmas Decoration Contest… for residents and business’ in Federalsburg sponsored by Marshy Hope Reality and Rauch Inc. Prizes within Town limits: 1st place prize, $100.00, 2nd place, $75.00 and 3rd place, $50.00. Outside of Federalsburg (within two miles): 1st place, $100.00. Best Federalsburg Merchant’s Display Window: 1st place, $100.00. Judging will occur on December 16th, 17th and 18th. Prizes will be awarded on the 19th at Town Hall. Thank you to the sponsors and thank you to all of the residents and businesses who participate. This really is the best time of the year.
F.V.F.C. flipped the switch Tuesday on their new solar panels under the direction of Firefighter, Lion and Councilman David Morean. He’s everywhere!
When I Grow Up Main Street Gallery…. is the newest addition to downtown businesses in Federalsburg held their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Monday evening. Owners Shayne Meyer and her sister Charlene Holden saw the need and are offering art and cooking classes for children between the ages of 4 to 18. You say, there’s nothing for your kids to do in Federalsburg??? Let’s see, basketball courts, tennis courts, racquetball courts, skateboard park, play grounds (all new equipment), football and baseball fields, fishing, hiking, bike trails and the list goes on and on and now we have an art gallery for our kids. Are your kids telling you “there’s nothing to do here”? Wrong!
Cherished Memories: The year was 1969. The month was December. I was in my last semester at Texas State University. Madeline was with child (Beverly). She taught school up until May of that year. While I was going to school and working, I also took part in the very competitive “on campus interview” process. The Dixie Cup Division of the American Can Company, my first choice and dream company, asked me to come to New York City for a secondary interview on December 10th. That is 45 years ago today. I was offered and accepted a sales job. My/our life would never be the same. By the by, Beverly was born on December 20th. The rest is a 21 year history involving 8 different cities and over a million miles just on American Airlines. While interviewing in N.Y.C., I went to Macy’s and bought some Christmas presents for Maddie and our baby. In those days, you had to wait until the baby was born to see if you had a boy or girl so the clothing I bought was yellow. Walking around N.Y.C. took this small town boy from Austin, Texas to a whole new level of excitement. Almost out of school, a new baby on the way, a gorgeous wife of five years, a new dream job and seeing all of the lights (Christmas as well as normal) of New York City made me feel so humble and blessed. We spent the last fourteen years with Dixie Cup in Connecticut where our Corporate Headquarters was located. We were only an hour away from N.Y.C. and were able to rekindle my earlier memories but this time with Maddie and our three kids. One of our traditions was to eat at the Tavern on the Green in Central Park. Talk about exhilaration! This was one great tradition. I cherish the many memories we share as a fun and loving family. It has only gotten better with time. I hope you too are making good memories each and every day! Tis the season.
Special Need: The Lion's Club F.E.S. Boosters committee has set up a fund drive for the family of five whose home was destroyed by fire. The funds will be used to help in the expenses to assist in their relocation. Donations may be made payable to Lions FES Boosters and mailed To: Mary Harding 402 Railroad Avenue Federalsburg, MD 21632. Questions contact Christ Pierce 410-754-5153 or Mary 410-829-1225. Tis the season!
Federalsburg….where the residents make good things happen!!!!!!
December 12th: VFW Post 5246 Federalsburg Ladies Auxiliary Annual Silent Auction & Cookie Walk, 5-7:30 p.m., Ladies will also serve dinner for a fee. Open to the Public. More info 410-754-5020.
December 13th: Christmas Candlelight Open House Tour at Exeter on Old Denton Road from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Federalsburg Historical Society. If you haven’t been to this event, it is a must for the holidays. You will be greeted by folks in authentic period costumes (attire) and goodies await you including a very special drink (wassail) from an old local family recipe. Like I say, this is a must for the holidays.
December 13th: VFW Post 5246 Federalsburg Men's Auxiliary Christmas Party & Dance, Snacks served, Open to the Public, No Byscuyts Band, $10. per person, 8 p.m. to12, Toys For Tots, Santa will be there.
More info 410-754-5020, 410-430-4063.
December 13th: Teen Dance at the F.V.F.C. Hall for ages 12 through 17 only from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
December 21st: Breakfast with Santa at the Fire House from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy a great breakfast!
December 25th: Christmas Day. Remember the reason for the season.
December 29th: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Sleepover Story time at the Federalsburg Library! Little ones from birth to second grade are invited to a special story time program with bedtime stories, a craft, and a snack. Bring your special stuffed friend to tuck in at the library for a library sleepover. Then pick your friend up the next day, along with pictures of all the fun it had overnight at the library!
December 30th: Mega LEGO® Thon LEGO madness at the Federalsburg Library continues for kids grade K-8! 6:00 p.m.
December 31st: New Year’s Eve Dance at the V.F.W. from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. $35.00 Couple, $20.00 Single. (Includes snacks and breakfast!) Enjoy the music of Third Rail. Contact Tina Jacobs 410 943 1374, Kele Turner 410 463 3761 or Suzi Feyl 301 339 7488. 50/50 door prize! PARTY!!!!!!!!!!
January 17th 2015: Ronnie Dove right here in Federalsburg!!!
That’s right. Fifties rock-n-roll sensation Ronnie Dove is coming back to Federalsburg by popular demand. Last August he gave a performance of a lifetime to a sold out crowd of dedicated fans and celebrities from all over the East Coast. Believe me, this was one of the best shows I have seen anywhere in the country bar none. Tickets for the dinner and show are $50.00 per person or $300.00 for a table of seven. Call Ron James @ 410 829 6308 to purchase your tickets. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the show. What a great Christmas gift for you and your friends.
December Book Discussion Groups at Federalsburg Library. New members are always welcome! For more information about either group, contact Jeanne Trice 410-754-8397 or email@example.com. “Hooked on Books”: “Jeanne’s Bookies”: December 16, 1:00 p.m. "One Amazing Thing" by Chitra Divakaruni.
V.F.W. Post 5246: Shrimp Dinner the first Friday of the month.
Y.M.C.A. EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM: Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Federalsburg Library from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for children birth to 5 years old. Parents/caregivers will need to stay with their children for the entire program. Everyone in the community is welcome to this free event. Contact Sally @410 479 3060 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Eat Like A Firefighter: Fourth Sunday of every month, A.Y.C.E. breakfast at the fire hall from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for only $8.00.
The Heritage Museum is open to the public every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The Gathering: Enjoy a free meal and good fellowship the second Wednesday of the month at the V.F.W. from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by Community Matters
Funded by Caroline Human Services Council.
V.F.W. Post 5426: The kitchen is open and lunch is served every Saturday from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Town Council Meetings: First and Third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Be informed. On the first Monday of the month “Public Comments” are welcomed. Be heard. Let us know what you are thinking. We are here to serve you.
Note: The Council meeting on the first Monday of the Month is open for Public Comments at the end of all Council business. Prior to this, the public is welcome to observe our business meeting. Comments and opinions from the public will not be entertained during our business meeting. There is a two minute limit on citizens to present their comments. Look at it like this. If you are sitting in the gallery at sessions of the House or Senate in Annapolis or Washington DC, you are not allowed to stand up or shout out your opinions. The same goes at the local government level. Public comments will not be entertained at special meetings on the third Monday of the month. We, your elected officials, meet to conduct town business. We welcome your attendance.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses and supplies are available right here in Federalsburg at the Marshy Hope Hardware Store.