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Around Clear Spring

June 17, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER

Funfest planned

Don't forget, St. Paul's Reformed Church on U.S. 40, three miles east of Clear Spring, will hold Funfest starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.

There will be games, crafts and face painting for children. The Washington County Antique Tractor Club will be there with its barrel train for rides.

Live musical entertainment will be provided continuously from 3 to 6 p.m. on the church lawn.  Harry Ryan will perform at 3 p.m.  At 4 p.m., Mt. Moriah Baptist Men's Choir will perform and at 5 p.m. the music will be provided by the Antietam Gospel Trio.  Bring your lawn chairs.  At 7 p.m. a concert by the Master Four Quartet will be held in the church sanctuary, with a love offering being taken.

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Hamburgers and hot dogs, soups, drinks and ice cream will be available. The event is free but donations will be accepted. The event will be held rain or shine.

Alumni banquet

The Clear Spring High School Alumni Banquet will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Clear Spring Fire Co. bingo hall at the carnival grounds. Make checks ($15/person) payable to Clear Spring High School Alumni Association and call Donald Spickler at 301-223-6872 for a reservation.

VBS

The Big Pool Community Vacation Bible School final program and picnic (catered picnic/bring a dessert) will be at the pavilion behind Parkhead UM Church on Sunday at 10 a.m.

The theme is Discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 301-842-3212.

Class of 1957

Clear Spring High School Class of 1957 will hold a reunion Sunday, Sept. 14, at noon at the American Legion Activity Building, directly behind the Clear Spring Legion Post.

Lunch will include fried chicken, ham, potato salad, macaroni salad watergate salad, ice tea and water provided at no charge. Anyone wishing to bring a covered dish is welcome to do so. A log house model, made and donated by Jesse Shoemaker, will be raffled off.

For more information, call Phil Mummert at 301-842-2130 or Pat Hull at 301-842-2940.

Independence Day

The Clear Spring community will again be celebrating Independence Day on July 3 at historic Plumb Grove. An assortment of bands will be performing starting at 5 p.m. There will be games for kids, food, tours of Plumb Grove and fireworks.

If you would like to make a monetary gift to help pay for the music and fireworks, please send a check before June 23 to Independence Jam, P.O. Box 104, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Did You Know?

Did you know that in days gone by one of the area's favorite pastimes were square dances? They were held in the Odd Fellows Hall in Clear Spring or in various private homes. Some of the homes that held these dances were the Seiberts, the Fierys, the Troupes, the Cushwas and the Kreighs. For the guests who did not care to dance, card tables were set up in other areas for them. "Five Hundred" was a popular card game back then.

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