Around Clear Spring

July 08, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Stine family passes Soap Box Derby test

Congratulations to Tyler, Hannah and Lindsay Stine, who each did very well recently in the Central Maryland Soap Box Derby.

Tyler came in first place and Hannah came in second place in the Super Stock Division. Lindsay took second place in the Masters Division. Tyler qualifies to go to the World Finals in Akron, Ohio, on July 26. Good luck, Tyler!

'Bone to Be Wild' to benefit shelter

On July 20, the Humane Society of Washington County will hold its fifth annual "Bone to Be Wild" Dave Alderson Memorial Ride to benefit the animal shelter.

It begins at Harley-Davidson Buell of Williamsport, with registration at 10 a.m. and the ride gets under way at 11. The ride will end at Camp Harding Park.


Preregistration costs $20, which includes ride entry, custom designed T-shirt from BJ's Custom Creations, picnic lunch catered by Antietam Ironworks, music by The Spotlights On You DJ and raffle prize chances. The first 100 registered riders receive a specially designed fifth-year ride pin.

Registration on the day of the event costs $25, which includes the ride, lunch, music and raffle prizes. T-shirts will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact the Humane Society at 301-733-2060 or visit its Web site at for more information.

Lions Club holds installation of officers

The Clear Spring Lions Club held its installation of officers for 2008-09 at the Clear Spring Legion picnic grounds during the Strawberry Festival. Past District Gov. Lion Marion Carmack, a member of the New Market (Md.) Lions Club, installed the following officers:

President, Lion David Vance; immediate past president, Lion Archie Brewer; first vice president, Lion Douglas Mullendore; second vice president, Lion Ronald Walters; third vice president, Lion John "Robert" Long; secretary, Lion Norris Belt; treasurer, Lion Betsy Mellott; safety officer, Lion James McKee; lion tamer, Lion Steve Greathead; tail twister, Lion Larry Smith; directors, one year, Lion William Robertson and Lion Martin Van Evans; directors, two years, Lion Daniel Fleming and Lion Donald Mellott; membership committee, one year, Lion James Elliott; two years, Lion Marshall Gallion; and three years, Lion Thomas.

Did You Know?

Did you know that during World War I Clear Spring had a community room that provided a place of recreation for soldiers who were stationed at the Clear Spring Proving Grounds?

They canned many quarts of vegetables and fruits that were sent to various camps for soldiers. The room was also used for letter writing, reading and playing games.

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