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Lions ready to take the stage

March 13, 2007|by MARLO BARNHART

CLEAR SPRING - Harry Bryan has been an "end man" in the Clear Spring Lions Club's annual Minstrel/Variety Show for the past 25 years or more.

But when the curtain comes up Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday for the 56th annual event, Bryan will be in the chorus this year.

"W.T. Fleming will be the end man in my place this year," Bryan said.

This year, the show is entitled Lions Travel Through Time. It will be performed in the Clear Spring High School auditorium.

In addition to a variety of favorite popular songs, skits will be put on by costumed Lions members. Titles include "Copper Capers," "The Old Folks," "The Affair" and "Redneck Family."

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Director for this year's show is Burma Miles. Lion Dan Fleming will be the emcee, marking the 21st consecutive time he has handled that task. Lion Tom Knode - in his 39th year in the show - heads the entertainers.

Pre-show entertainment will be provided one hour before each performance.

Bryan said the show is the Lions Club's largest fundraiser of the year and helps support scholarship awards, eye examinations, eyeglasses for needy children, scouting programs, youth soccer, Little League baseball, school bands, athletics and libraries, diabetes screening, food banks, fire and rescue companies and other causes.

Adult tickets cost $5 and children's tickets cost $3. Preschoolers are admitted free.

Tickets are available at the Clear Spring Hardware Store, Sunrise Handi Mart on St. Paul Road or from any Clear Spring Lions Club member.

For more information or for tickets, call Betsy Mellott at 301-842-2303 or Bryan at 301-582-1946.

Tickets also will be available at the door.




Food offerings precede shows



· A spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Clear Spring High School Band Boosters will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school.

The cost is $5.75 for adults and $3.75 for children 2 to 5 years old.

Tickets may be purchased from a booster or at the door.

· A chicken potpie supper sponsored by the Clear Spring Athletic Boosters will be served Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for adults cost $6 and students pay $4.

· Homemade soups and sandwiches will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday by the Clear Spring High School Reflections Show Choir.

All of the food events will be in the common area outside the auditorium in the high school where the minstrel show is performed.

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