CLEAR SPRING -The sidewalks of Clear Spring were bustling Saturday night as Christmas sprit and merriment filled the cold night air as the town rolled out a medley of events designed to capture the atmosphere of Christmas past.
"It used to be that they would walk along the streets and sing," said Susan Mason, vice president of the Clear Spring Garden Club that coordinated Christmas in Clear Spring. "I guess our society is so rushed now. You see that everywhere, so this was just to bring back some of the old-time ambiance."
Seemingly unmindful of the cold, families and holiday revelers strolled along Cumberland Street, visiting open houses, listening to bands perform at various locations and stopping into places including Town Hall for refreshments and a model train display.
The garden club held the first Christmas in Clear Spring three years ago, and event coordinator Kathleen King said the club's members have been planning this year's event since last January. King said the club deliberately avoided making the event an annual tradition.