By Jean A. Flanagan
Ann and Mike Funkhouser have birthdays just days apart. So 10 years ago they decided to celebrate their birthdays with a community service project.
“We would take a meal to the Salvation Army in Winchester,” Mike Funkhouser said. “It was really a family affair. Red, two of my four sisters, their kids, cousins, all of us. It was really a good example for the kids.”
Mike’s father, Red, was a pillar of the community when it came to community service. He organized barbeque chicken sales to support the J. Allen Hawkins Park in Wardensville. He was involved in the Wardensville Lion’s Club among other things. “It was really Mom who planted the seed for Dad’s community service,” Mike said.