Around Clear Spring

February 12, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Don't forget to vote

The kids are off today, so don't forget to go vote!

And they have another day off on Monday, Feb. 18, to celebrate Presidents Day.

Church to celebrate 'Easter Month'

Blair's Valley First Church of God is doing something new this year.

Instead of the adult choir presenting a cantata on Easter Sunday as before, they are planning to enjoy "Easter Month" in monologues, dialogs and music each Sunday in March.

The theme is "Great is the Lord - And Once You've Met Him You Will Never Be the Same."

The speaking parts will be given by Brenda Keefer, Chris Lombardi, Patterson McConnell, Bob Simmers, Billie Lombardi and Mari Baker.

You will need to be present each Sunday in March to get the whole message of Easter and to hear these presentations in word and song.

Etiquette workshop to start Feb. 20

Don't forget. There will be an Etiquette and Manners Workshop beginning Wednesday, Feb. 20, for five weeks every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for junior and senior young ladies.


These workshops will be held in the Clear Spring Library Community Room. There will be a "Meet and Greet" on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. (parents are urged to attend). The workshop will be limited to 15 students and preregistration is encouraged. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to one participant. For more information and to preregister, call Mary Reid at 301-842-3749. The workshop is sponsored by Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Drug and alcohol awareness program set for Wednesday

Please be advised, the Washington County Public Schools Middle School Counselors group is sponsoring a parent/student presentation on Drug and Alcohol Awareness on Wednesday at Western Heights Middle School.

Parents, students, staff and community members are urged to attend the meeting.

Basket bingo set for Feb. 24

Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. is having a basket bingo on Sunday, Feb. 24. The bingo will be held at the Clear Spring Special Events Building.

Tickets cost $20, which includes a meal. The baskets will be filled. There will be 25 games and three raffles. For tickets or more information, call 301-842-2200.

Did you know?

Did you know in 1909 Henry Ford introduced the Tin Lizzie?

The National Pike was in horrible conditions for automobiles.The early tourists got dressed in linen dusters and goggles and took a lot of punishment. They had to carry spare gas in tin cans. They also had to light their headlights with a match, patch their own tires, and when they got stuck in the mud, they had to hire a farmer to pull them out.

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