Around Clear Spring

January 09, 2006|by CHERYL WEAVER

Little League board to meet

Board members of the Clear Spring Little League will be having their monthly meeting for January on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 pm. The meeting will held at the Activities Building behind the Legion .

Soccer club holding registration

It's not to early to start thinking about spring soccer. The Clear Spring Soccer Club is now accepting sign-ups. To sign up, you can print out a form at

Boosters to raffle off NASCAR tickets

The Clear Spring Blazer Band is having a NASCAR fundraiser. Tickets are $5 each for a chance to win two tickets to the Richmond track on May 6.


Transportation is provided by Atlantic Coast Charter. The seats are in Dogwood Section in turns one and two. The drawing will be held Feb. 27.

For more information, contact Vickie Hanshew at 301-766-8082.

Lions Club show rehearsals begin

Rehearsals for the Clear Spring Lions Club Minstrel/Variety Show will begin this Sunday, Jan. 8.

Rehearsal will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on the corner of St. Paul Road and National Pike.

If you like to sing and enjoy good fellowship, come and join them. You do not have to be a Lion to sing with them. Their musical director for the show is Burma Miles and the pianist will be Allison Kriner. They will rehearse every Sunday until show time. Dates for the show this year are March 17, 18 and 19. The show will be held at the Clear Spring High School auditorium. This show is their largest fundraiser of the year and helps to fund many of their community projects.

Food bank served 187 families in '05

The Clear Spring Food Bank began operation at St. Peter's Lutheran Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Harry Young in 1978 and is sponsored by the Clear Spring Lions Club. It has been serving the needy families in the Clear Spring school district faithfully thanks to churches, schools, organizations and private individuals who donated food items and money on a regular basis. During the year 2005, the food bank served 187 families, totaling 649 people who live in the Clear Spring district.

The food bank furnished Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to the boys at Big Pine Boys Home on Rockdale Road, Clear Spring.

The food bank also furnished turkeys, bags of potatoes, canned vegetables and fruit baskets in conjunction with St. John's UCC that they delivered to needy families at Thanksgiving.

The food bank is still sponsored by the Clear Spring Lion's Club and is operated by members of the Lions Club.

Donations of food items may be delivered to the food bank at St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1 and 2 p.m. Moentary donations may be mailed to the Clear Spring Food Bank, P. O. Box 503, Clear Spring MD 21722.

Again, thanks to all the wonderful people who make this food bank possible. Thanks again: Lion Harry Bryan, Lion Sonny Gallion, Lion John Downs, Lion Jim Elliott and Lion Esther Whitley, food bank committee members and Clear Spring Lions Club.

Did you know?

Did you know that the first minstrel show was put on in 1951? Mrs. Nora Snyder was the first director. Some early participants were Ted Snyder, Herman Baker, Donald Baker, Charles Clopper, John Corbett, Roy Myers and Bain Mills. It the early years, it was done in black face and the cast members were all men.

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