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Around Clear Spring

May 27, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER

Memorial Day

I hope that everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. It's nice to get a day off and start off our summer right, but we can never forget those who served our country and those who are still serving it today!

Class of 1952

The Clear Spring High School graduating class of 1952 is having a get-together at Western Sizzlin Steakhouse. They will meet Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. All graduates and spouses are invited. Anyone who attended school over the years with them is also encouraged to attend. Please call Margaret Cornet at 301-842-2869 for information.

Anti-gang meeting

Washington County Gang Prevention Task Force will have a presentation Wednesday at the Clear Spring Town Hall at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to bring public awareness and to discuss anti-gang strategies. Everyone is welcome.

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Blood drive Friday

Don't forget the Pint Size Heroes Blood Drive at Clear Spring Elementary on Field Day on Friday. The drive will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Mrs. Schiller, school counselor, at 301-766-8079 to schedule your appointment. Thank you in advance for your help.

Anniversary concert

The Morning Star Anniversary Concert will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 8 p.m. The Morning Star singers will perform along with the Wilts, the Heaveners, Bob Gay and Judy Bollinger and Tim Moffitt. They will be performing at Doubs Woods Arts Pavilion. There will be great food available and gate prizes. Bring your lawn chair. No tickets will be sold but a donation is $6 is suggested to help cover expenses. For more information, call 301-733-9365.

Baseball alumni

Don't forget the Annual Clear Spring High School Alumni Game will be held Sunday, June 1. They still are looking for former Clear Spring baseball players. To sign up to play please call Mark Shives at 301-331-7516, Linda Shirley at 301-842-2183, or Justin Michael at 301-331-5933. It's always a fun day! You won't want to miss the chance to play! 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.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the first minstrel show was put on in 1951? Nora Snyder was the first director. Some early participants were Ted Snyder, Herman Baker, Donald Baker, Charles Clopper, John Corbett, Roy Myers, and Bain Mills. In the early years, it was done in blackface and the cast was all male.

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