Clear Spring briefs

March 13, 2007|by MARLO BARNHART

Town plans July 4 holiday celebration

CLEAR SPRING - July 4 might seem a long way off, but the committee planning the second annual Independence Jam is busy working on a program of patriotism and fun.

Scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, the event again will be at Plumb Grove off Draper Road. Fireworks will be set off from a nearby farm after dark.

There will be lots of music, including local favorites, country, gospel, bluegrass and contemporary worship.

Children's activities like watermelon spitting contests, sack races and other favorites are on tap.

Tours of Plumb Grove will be conducted throughout the day.

Contributions are being sought to offset the expense of the event. They may be mailed to Independence Jam, P.O. Box 216, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Allison Moore named student of the month

CLEAR SPRING - Allison Moore, a junior at Clear Spring High School, was honored as outstanding student of the month at Monday night's monthly town meeting.


Mayor Paul Hose Jr. presented Allison with a certificate for a $50 U.S. savings bond. He also encouraged her to apply for the mayoral scholarship next year when she is eligible.

Allison said she is planning to attend college to pursue a career in agriculture.

Town adopts Civil War Heritage area

CLEAR SPRING - Although no one showed up Monday for the announced public hearing, town officials voted to adopt the Maryland Civil War Heritage area via an amendment to the town's comprehensive development plan.

The town will be eligible for grants, loans and tax credits that will improve or promote heritage tourism, according to Steve Goodrich, chief planner for the Washington County Planning Department.

Goodrich met with town officials at the February meeting to propose the amendment.

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