Around Clear Spring

August 12, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Postcard exhibit

A vintage patriotic postcard exhibit will be open to the public at Plumb Grove Museum on Sunday. Tours of the historic facility will be each hour from 1 to 4 p.m.

The 19th-century farmhouse tour includes local folklore and superstitions as well as a history lesson as to how Clear Spring residents of yesterday lived. Gardens are beautifully maintained as they would have appeared in the 1800s. Plumb Grove is at North Martin Street and Broadfording Road.

Family picnic

The Plumb Grove community covered-dish picnic will be Saturday, Aug. 23. Music will be provided by the Take Two variety band. The music will take visitors back to the rockin' good times of the 1950s when life was just waiting for another hit on the radio. Aside from '50s oldies, the group will also perform blues, country and the big band sounds.


Everyone is welcome to come and meet friends and neighbors. Bring your vintage cars, too. Please bring a covered dish and a dessert. Seating is limited. If you can, bring tables and chairs. Food will be served at 6 p.m. Call David Wiles for more details at 301-842-2342.

Walk for the Cure

Maryglenn (Emerson) Bare of Big Spring will be participating in the three-day Walk for the Cure for Breast Cancer in the Washington, D.C., area. She will walk for 60 miles in three days on Oct. 3, 4 and 5. The money donated benefits the research for the cure for breast cancer. To donate in Maryglenn's name, go to, go to Donate and type in Maryglenn Bare, state of Maryland. For more information, call 301-842-3646.


WEB stands for "Where Everyone Belongs." A WEB orientation for sixth-graders and new students will be Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Clear Spring Middle School gymnasium.

For more information, call Suzy Hixon or Julie Kelly at 301-766-8094.

Memorial ride

On Aug. 23, Throttles Bar & Grill, at 236 Cumberland St. in Clear Spring, will hold its inaugural Michelle Younker Memorial Ride to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.  

The ride is being held by Wanda and Sam Mills of Throttles in honor of their friend Michelle Younker, who passed away in August 2005.  "We were trying to think of a way to honor Michelle and this seemed like a great way to do it," Wanda Mills said. "Michelle loved her animals and we thought that making a donation to the Humane Society in her name would have made her happy." 


 Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and the ride starts at 2 p.m.  Sandwiches and light snacks will be served at Throttles Bar & Grill at the end of the ride.  A $10 donation is requested and all proceeds from this ride will be donated to the Humane Society of Washington County.  Call 301-842-0185 for details.

Did you know?

Did you know that the Clear Spring Hardware store has been around since the 1820s? And during the Civil War, Rebel soldiers raided the store.

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