Around Clear Spring

May 06, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER

Pancake breakfast to be held Saturday

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be Saturday, starting at 6:30 a.m. at the Wilson Ruritan Club, just west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40.

The breakfast includes all the pancakes you can eat with one serving of sausage or puddin', orange juice and coffee. Tickets cost $4. It will be the last breakfast of the season at the club.

Car wash planned

A car wash is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sears Auto Store at Valley Mall. The car wash is sponsored by God's Team Youth Group of Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Big Pool. The event will benefit the youth missionary trip in June.


Chicken barbecue

A Chicken barbecue and gospel sing will be held on Saturday at the Parkhead Fellowship Hall Pavilion.

The event is sponsored by Hilltop Christian Fellowship. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. and the gospel sing will begin at 6 p.m.

The menu consists of chicken and drinks. Paper products will be provided. Please bring a covered dish. All are welcome.

Basket bingo

Clear Spring Little League's basket bingo will be Sunday, May 18. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch begins at noon, and bingo starts at 1 p.m. at the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. Activities Building.

Tickets cost $25 and include 25 games and meal. All baskets will be filled and have two large King Tuts.

Proceeds will benefit Clear Spring Little League youth activities. Call Carrie Proctor for tickets at 301-842-2069 or 301-331-9859. Tickets will also be available at the door.

5-K run coincides with Pike Days

The Clear Spring cross country team and Young Life are partnering to sponsor the Pike Days 5-K/1-mile fun run on Saturday, May 17.

The 5-K course will generally follow the Clear Spring cross country course.

Runners will run past historic Plumb Grove, around the Fairview Outdoor Center campus, through the wooded trails on Fairview Mountain, and finish behind Clear Spring High School.

The Pike Days re-enactment wagon teams will be along the course, just breaking camp.

You can register online at

The price goes up after May 10, so sign up early.

Library meeting set for Wednesday

Don't forget, the meeting of the Friends of Washington County Free Library will take place at Wednesday at the Leonard P. Snyder Library in Clear Spring.

The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. Please enter at the first side door to the meeting room. The library does not open until later. The library is at 12624 Broadfording Road in the Clear Spring school complex.

The group is having the meeting at a branch library to increase awareness in the community of what the organization does for the central library and all of the branches. The group invites all patrons and citizens from the Clear Spring area to attend the meeting.

The group wants to share with you how the organization benefits all branches and the central library.

The group would like to hear ideas from you on how they could assist the Leonard P. Snyder Library.

For more information, call 301-739-4179 or 301-582-4519.

Book group to meet

The Literary Guild Adult Book Discussion Group will meet at the Clear Spring Library on Wednesday at 11:10 a.m. Come and enjoy a lively discussion on Sophie Kinsella's Undomestic Goddess. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Pizza party day

Also, at the L.P. Snyder Library is National Pizza Party Day for Teens.

This event will be held Friday, May 16, at 3:45 p.m.

There will be games and pizza for kids in grades six through 12. Advance registration is required for this event. Please call the library to register at 301-842-2730.

Blood drive to be held at school

The students at Clear Spring Elementary are hosting their first Red Cross blood drive called Pint Size Heroes.

The American Red Cross in Western Maryland needs to collect more than 1,000 pints of blood to serve 100 hospitals in the area each day. In order to achieve this goal, the Red Cross needs your help.

The Pint Size Heroes is a community service project that teaches children about the life-saving importance of donating blood.

Although the children themselves may not donate, they are inviting their parents and family members to do so.

Each child will soon bring home a letter inviting you to schedule an appointment to donate blood.

The blood drive will be held on Field Day, May 30, since so many parents are already at the school that day. The drive will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We hope that you will consider donating blood.

Just think about what a fine example you will be setting for your child. If you cannot donate, perhaps a friend or relative would be willing to do so.

You are asked to contact Mrs. Schiller, school counselor, at 301-766-8079 to schedule your appointment.

Did you know?

Did you know that there once was a bakery and ice cream parlor in the town of Clear Spring?

Clarence Pound and his partner, B.H. Beard, opened the bakery in 1916.

The oven in the bakery was from Germany and during World War I some people refused to buy their bread because the oven had come from Germany.

It was called Pound's Bakery and later became Clopper's Market.

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