Around Clear Spring

July 15, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087


Congratulations to Elizabeth Mott for winning first place in the 2008 Water and Soil Stewardship Poster Contest. Elizabeth will be a fifth-grader at Clear Spring Elementary School. CSES art teacher Pricilla Howard entered the poster titled "Water is Life."

Great work, Elizabeth!

Yard sale

On Saturday, July 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be a large yard sale in front of 15306 National Pike (near Conococheague) to benefit the Hilltop Christian Fellowship Building Fund. Contact Arnita Ernst at 301-842-2587 for more details or go to www.hilltopchristianfellowship on the Web.

Plumb Grove museum open Sunday

Plumb Grove Museum will be open Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. offering tours on the hour.

Special features will include a vintage patriotic postcard display, which was unveiled during the Independence Day celebration. Beautiful postcards were a forerunner to e-mail messages. The exhibit includes patriotic cards featuring the Fourth of July, the Civil War and political messages.


The historic property will also display a picnic scene from the 1940s and 1950s plus one can enjoy the fabulous heritage gardens. Plumb Grove is at North Martin Street and Broadfording Road.

Little League to meet

Clear Spring Little League will hold its general/board meeting Sunday. The board meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. and the general meeting will be at 4.

VBS at St. Paul's

St. Paul's Reformed and Lutheran Church, 14234 National Pike, will hold its Bible school from July 21 to 25.

The Bible school is themed "God's Big Backyard, Where Kids Have a Blast Serving Jesus!"

The program is for children 3 and older and runs from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. There will be Bible lessons, crafts, singing, games and snacks. On July 26 at 4 p.m., there will be a closing program with a family cookout and water games for the kids. Bring a white or light colored T-shirt to tie-dye. For more information, call Glenda at 301-790-2686.

Class of 1957 

Clear Spring High School class of 1957 will hold a reunion on Sunday, Sept. 14, at noon in 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 and will be 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, Pat Hull at 301-842-2940 or Frank Carpenter at 301-252-5800.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Big Spring had its own post office for 87 years before finally closing on Nov. 2, 1979? It had six postmasters and began in the corner of Big Springs store.

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