Around Clear Spring

July 24, 2006

Clear Spring Carnival draws from near and far

Everyone seems to love the Clear Spring Carnival! Including me. I happen to know that there is someone, Rachelle Lipka, who is traveling 750 miles from Illinois, to attend the Clear Spring Carnival. Can you beat that?

So don't forget to mark your calendar for the 2006 Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company Carnival, which will be held Monday, July 31 through Saturday, Aug. 5, on the Carnival Grounds in Clear Spring.

Nightly entertainment will include:

Monday: Ronnie McDowell;

Tuesday: The Leasure Brothers;

Wednesday: WT Fleming and No Fences;

Thursday: Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top Express;

Friday: Moe Bandy;

Saturday: Tommy Cash.


First show starts at 7:30 p.m.

There will be good food, games, rides and those famous Clear Spring fries.

As always, the members wish to thank you for your continued support at their annual carnival and throughout the year!

No pets, no coolers.

Little League to meet

The Clear Spring Little League meeting for July will be held at the park pavilion on Sunday, July 30, at 6 p.m.

A board meeting will follow.

The meeting will not be held on the third Sunday this month due to the 9-10 all-star game Sunday evening.

Car wash set

Clear Spring High School Band will be having a car wash on Saturday, July 22, at Firestone (Valley Mall), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come out and support the band.


Happy birthday wishes go to Tim Hose. He will celebrate his birthday on July 23. Happy birthday!

Happy wedding anniversary to two couples! Guy and Marie Irvin will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 23. Their daughter and her husband, Becky and Duke Murray, will celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary on the same day! Congratulations to all of you!!

Raffle winner named

On Sunday, July 9, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church announced the winner of a raffle. The raffle was to raise money for the stained glass window renovation. Kent Reid was the lucky ticket holder. He won the special edition Civil War print by the famed artist Mort Kunstler. Congratulations!

Lions Club installs new officers

The Clear Spring Lions Club installed its new officers for the Lion Year 2006-2007 at its Strawberry Festival at the Clear Spring American Legion Pavilion on June 19.

Guests at the Strawberry Festival were District Governor Gary "Buck" Fisher and Lion Debbie from the Middletown, Md., Lions Club, Past District Governor Marion Carmack from the New Market District Lions Club and his daughter Terry Lambert, and Lions Sonja Perechuck and Irene Clopper from the Beaver Creek Lions Club. Also in attendance were prospective new Lion Ronald Walters and his family.

Past District Governor Marion Carmack installed the following officers: president, Lion Dan Fleming; immediate past president, Lion Tom Knode; 1st vice president, Lion Archie Brewer; 2nd vice president, Lion David Vance; 3rd vice president, Lion Doug Mullendore; secretary, Lion Norris Belt; treasurer, Lion Betsy Mellott; safety officer, Lion Jim McKee; lion tamer, Lion Harry Bryan; and tail twister, Lion Larry Smith.

Directors - one year: Lion Van Evans and Lion Sonny Gallion; Directors - two years: Lion Gerald Ditto and Lion Donald Mellott. Membership Committee - one year: Lion Jim McKee; two years: Lion Sonny Gallion; and three years: Lion Jim Elliott.

After installation of the new officers, PDG Marion installed the newest member, Ron Walters. Lion Ron lives on Spickler Road with his family and operated a ceramic tile business from there.

PDG Marion then presented Lion Bill Robertson a 25-year Chevron for 25 years of faithful service in Lionism. The club has been very busy with its fundraisers as it recently sold its delicious beef sandwiches at the 250th anniversary of Fort Frederick and at the Fourth of July Jam at Plumb Grove. Thanks to everyone who supported the Lions Club at these events.

Their next fundraiser will be the Bulldog Roundup at Mack Trucks on Sept. 16, when the Lions will once again sell beef sandwiches, nachos and cheese, pickles, candy bars, sports drinks and coffee.

The Lions clubs from Washington County will be there selling their favorite food items. Come early for the pancake breakfast, which will begin at 7 a.m.

Did you know?

Did you know that George Zimmerman was a canal boat captain on the C&O Canal from 1907-1914? He was better known as " Elwood." His father was also a canal boat captain, "Bob" Zimmerman. He boated out of Ernstville, a small community in Big Pool.

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