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Around Clear Spring

February 19, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Clear Spring grad to sing the lead in 'Old Town" opera

Diana Bryan is a 2003 Clear Spring High School graduate. Diana has her bachelor's degree in vocal performance and is now pursuing her master's degree in vocal performance at Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.

She will be singing the lead in the opera "Old Town" on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., and on, Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. For more information or for tickets, call Catholic University at 202-319-5416.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaden Barnes. She is in Mr. Ernst's third-grade class at Clear Spring Elementary School. Jaden celebrated her 9th birthday on Feb. 17. Happy birthday from Grammy and Pappy Connely and also from Grandma and Pap Barnes.

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Garden club to meet Thursday

The Clear Spring Garden Club will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ.

They will be having a silent auction and making bird seed ornaments. They will also be watching a video of last year's Philadelphia Flower Show and looking at pictures of how the garden club has progressed through the years. Members and guests are welcome.

Shultz wins Geography Bee

Clear Spring Elementary School recently held its Geography Bee for grades four and five under the direction of William Fleming, the Quest teacher. Students in those grades answered difficult questions to select the 10 finalists for the final school competition.

These 10 students demonstrated a sound knowledge of geography during the contest presented for students, friends and relatives of the contestants.

The fourth-graders were Jared Barnes, Collin Willhite, Spencer Shultz, Ben Abe and Courtney Hetzer. The fifth grade finalists were Zachary Cline, Riley Lazich, Kristen Mellott, Danielle Hill and Wyatt Harnish.

After many rounds of questions, Spencer Shultz was declared the school winner and Zachary Cline was named runner-up.

Spencer later took a prepared written test that was mailed to determine the Maryland finalists. Students from grades four to eight are allowed to compete.

Congratulations to Spencer Shultz and all of Clear Spring Elementary's finalists.

Basket bingo set for Sunday

Don't forget the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co.'s basket bingo on Sunday.

The bingo will be held at the Clear Spring Special Events Building. Tickets cost $20, which includes a meal. The baskets will all 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 that the School Board once owned Plumb Grove?

It was built around 1807 on land granted in a 1752 patent to Nathaniel Nesbitt. The property belonged to generations of the Nesbitts until it was sold to Frederick Warner in 1892.

It remained with Warner heirs until sold to the county board in 1967. It was given back to the people of Clear Spring after a long fight by the Clear Spring District Historical Association.

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