Around Clear Spring

May 13, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

National Pike event this weekend

Don't forget the National Pike Day celebrations in Clear Spring on Saturday with the wagon train leaving at 9 a.m. and the town parade at 10 a.m.

Also, the FFA Clear Spring chapter and FFA alumni are sponsoring activities, contests, food stand and bake sales at Clear Spring High School.

The greenhouse, behind the ag building, will be open for business from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. After the parades, stop by for activities like wood splitting, seed spitting - yes that's spitting - and pet dress-up parades. Contests will be for children and adults.


Posters are placed around the community with exact times or call Mary Reid at 301-842-3749 for more details.

Other activities associated with the event include:

Pomona Grange

Pomona Grange (Wacohu, Hancock and Leitersburg) will be celebrating the National Pike Days at the Wacohu Grange building (16412 National Pike) by serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will include homemade soups and sandwiches and a chicken barbecue starting at 10:30 a.m.

The Wagon Train will be stopping at the Grange to water the horses and to take a break around noon.

Garden club

The Clear Spring Garden Club will be selling plants at National Pike Days.

The club will set up at St. John's Church from 9 to 11 a.m. Stop by for some great bargains for your garden.

Flea Market

Flea Market tables are available for $10 per table. Outside flea markets may set up free but will need to provide their own tables and chairs. To reserve a table or for more information, call 301-739-9417.

Clear Spring FFA

The Clear Spring FFA and FFA alumni will be hosting "Forever Blue Rodeo"June 28 at the Washington County Agricultural and Educational Center in Sharpsburg.

Dave Martin Championship Rodeos will be the producer of the event.

Tickets can be purchased Saturday at National Pike Days activities at Clear Spring High School. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

VBS to start

It's that time of year again; school is almost out.

St. John's will host the community Vacation Bible School from June 9 to 13. It begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. each day.

The theme this year is Son Harvest. The ages are from 3 years through eighth grade. Registration forms are available at St. Andrew's, St. Peter's, New Life and at St. John's. For more information, call St. John's church office at 301-842-2500.

Meeting to discuss Council of PTAs

Attention parents, there will be a meeting on May 22 at South Hagerstown High School from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss revitalizing the Washington County Council of PTAs. The president of Maryland PTA will be attending to answer questions.

Please RSVP to Kathy Valentine by May 19 at 301-790-0411 or 301-992-8023 (cell) or e-mail Kathy@alleghenyben


The Dry Run Homemakers Club meets every third Thursday of the month (except December and June when it is the second Thursday).

The group meets at the activities building behind the Clear Spring American Legion at noon. All are welcome.

The group has various guest speakers and refreshments are served. The club is planning its 85th anniversary in September. The co-presidents are Millie Wilson and Judy Willingham. For more information, call Alice Cobb at 301-791-7960 or Millie Wilson at 301-739-1475.

Basket bingo

Don't forget, the Clear Spring Little League basket bingo will be Sunday. 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, which includes 25 games and meal. All baskets will be filled and two large King Tuts will be available. Proceeds benefit Little League activities. Call Carrie Proctor for tickets at 301-842-2069 or 301-331-9859. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Alumni game

Calling all baseball players. The annual Clear Spring High School alumni game will be Sunday, June 1. Former Clear Spring baseball players are sought.

To sign up to play, call Mark Shives at 301-331-7516, Linda Shirley at 301-842-2183 or Justin Michael at 301-331-5933.

The event will start at 4 p.m. There will be a $5 admittance/participation fee. All proceeds will go to the Denny Michael Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Soup and sandwich

Fort Frederick Ruritan is holding a soup and sandwich sale on Friday, May 23, at the Big Pool Community Building. The sale will start at 3 p.m.

The Ruritan Club will offer different kinds of homemade soups and sandwiches. Baked goods will also be available.

Did You Know?

Did you ever hear of Miss Clear Spring? It was not a beauty pageant, it was a bus. Owned by Lewis Blair, she carried people back and forth from Clear Spring to Hagers-town for all sorts of errands. Back in the early 1920s, she hauled people to work, school and even to baseball games. Not only did she haul people, she also carried milk to the creamery for farmers and she delivered The Daily Mail. C. Edward Miller was the main bus driver.

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