Clear Spring Town Council briefs

January 13, 2004|by MARLO BARNHART

Christmas decoration winners are announced

CLEAR SPRING - On a frosty December evening, several volunteer judges accompanied Vice Mayor Julie Albowicz on a walk through Clear Spring as they judged the annual Christmas decoration competition.

First-place honors - and $100 - went to Harry Snyder at 17 S. Mill St.

Carol Hovermale took second place for her decorations at 145 Cumberland St. She received $50.

Krista Bonds got the $25 third-place award for her efforts at 120 Cumberland St.

Albowicz reported the results at Monday's town meeting and added that many residents didn't have their lights lighted on the night of the judging and therefore were ineligible.

"Each judge received credit for five hours toward the community service requirements and I took them out for hot chocolate," Albowicz said.

Students urged to take part in essay contest

CLEAR SPRING - The Maryland Municipal League and the Maryland Mayors' Association are encouraging all fourth-graders to participate in the "If I Were Mayor, I Would ..." essay contest.

The essays, which are not to exceed 275 words, must address the subject by leading in with the theme's opening line. The contest was announced at Monday night's town meeting.

One of the reasons for the contest is to familiarize youngsters with the problems faced by their town's governmental officials, who traditionally have to wrestle with providing a variety of services on a tight budget.

Students at Clear Spring Elementary School and all other elementary schools in Washington County will find entry forms at their schools.

The deadline for entry is March 1.

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