Around Clear Spring

September 23, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Heritage Academy plans fall festival

Heritage Academy will hold its annual auction and fall festival on Saturday. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the auction begins at 10 a.m. They will have new items from local businesses, furniture, electronics, Longaberger, quilts, pictures and farmers market items. A chicken barbecue will also be held. All the events will take place at the school on Walnut Point Road.

Flu clinic planned at school

The Washington County Health Department will sponsor an influenza vaccination clinic for adults 18 years of age or older on Friday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 6 p.m, at Clear Spring High School. No appointments are needed. Medicare or a $20 donation will be accepted. For information, call the flu hot line at 240-313-3456 (TTY: 240-313-3391) or go to

Big money bingo set for Oct. 12

The Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a big money bingo bonanza on Oct. 12 at the bingo building. Tickets cost $50 with each game paying $500. The last game will pay $1000. For more information, call 301-842-2200, 301-842-3234 or 301-842-1409.


Spaghetti dinner to be held Friday

The Big Pool Civic Organization will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Friday, starting at 4 p.m. at the Big Pool community building. Tickets cost $6.50 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger and free for preschoolers. Proceeds will go to replace the exterior doors of the building.

Spaghetti supper set for Friday

The Wilson Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 and free for those under 6.

Garden Club meets Thursday

Clear Spring Garden Club will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring. Their guest speaker will be "The Tea Lady," Judy Larkin, who is a native of Manchester, England. She will entertain them with stories of how tea drinking got started and how it progressed to the present. Judy has asked that anyone attending to bring a teacup and saucer. Members and guests are invited. There is a $10 charge for guests, which will be dropped if the guest signs up to be a member. Membership costs $12. The garden club has lots of interesting programs planned for the year, including garden tours, make-it/take-its and guest speakers. Send reservations for the meeting to Clear Spring Garden Club, P.O. Box 173, Clear Spring MD 21722. Tea and refreshments will be served.

Alumni soccer game to be played

An alumni soccer game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. All players will receive a commemorative T-shirt. No admission will be charged. To have your name included in the program booklet, return a completed entry form to Lisa Shives at the high school.

Library news

Wear a Hat to the Library - September is Fall Hat Month. The LP Snyder Memorial Branch Library invites you to wear a hat during the week of Sept. 21 to 27. There will be a fall hat story time (grades kindergarten to five) on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Fall hat toddler Time (ages 1 1/2 to 5) will be on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Also, don't forget the movie "Stardust" will be shown at the library on Friday at 7 p.m. Bring pillows, blankets, beanbag chairs, etc. Chips, popcorn and a beverage will be provided. This movie is rated PG-13. If you plan to attend, call 301-842-2370

And on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 11:10 a.m. the book discussion group will meet. The book they are reading is "A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League" by Ron Suskind. This is part of the 2008 One Maryland One Book program. Call 301-842-2370 to obtain a copy of the book.

Happy anniversary

Congratulations to Paul and Amanda Brooks of Big Pool. They celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Sept. 19.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday wishes go to Abbey Weaver. She will be turning 12 years old on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Happy birthday, Abbey!

Did You Know?

Did you know that the first meeting to organize a volunteer company was held on Jan. 3, 1935? The first fire hall was rented in 1935 and then bought in 1938. It was used until 1948, and then it was sold to the town of Clear Spring. It sat where Town Hall now stands.

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