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Around Clear Spring

September 30, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Soccer night set for Saturday

Clear Spring Soccer Club Youth Night will be Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. This will be a chance to meet the players and coaches. It will also be a fundraiser for the soccer club with concessions, baked goods, clothing and 50/50 drawings.

Christmas in Clear Spring

It's hard to believe, but Christmas is just around the corner. It is also the year for the Clear Spring Garden Club to host "Christmas in Clear Spring" again.  It will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The club is asking that anyone in the main part of town (within walking distance of Cumberland Street) who would be interested in hosting an open house during the event to please contact Linda McNamee at 301-842-3789 or Junedale Anderson at 717-328-5810.  If you plan to do this, call within the next two weeks.

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Food bank hurting

The Clear Spring Food Bank is getting very short on many food items, as donations are not keeping up with the number of people it has been serving. The following is a list of items needed: dry cereal, macaroni, canned vegetables, boxes of rice, Jell-O, Jell-O pudding, spaghetti sauce, sugar, instant oatmeal, Hamburger Helper, canned fruits, macaroni and cheese dinners, canned pasta, hand soap, instant mash potatoes, canned soups, tuna, cakes mixes, spaghetti and flour.

The items can be delivered to the food bank at St. Peter's Lutheran Church any Tuesday or Thursday between 12:30 and 2 p.m. For other arrangements, call Lion Harry Bryan at 301-582-1946.

Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks should be made out to Clear Spring Food Bank and mailed to Clear Spring Lions Club, P.O. Box 503, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

John Kesecker gets liver transplant

John Kesecker has been waiting eight years for a liver transplant. On Sept. 16, he finally got it. His family said this year has been a rough year for him. They said it will take a year for him to get back to a normal life. His family would like to thank everyone, especially their neighbors, for everything they have done for them.

He will be in the hospital for a few weeks so if anyone would like to send cards, mail them to John Kesecker, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 S. Greene St. 8th floor, Room 808-A, Baltimore MD 21202

Twins born

Congratulations to Mike and Tracy McCauley on the birth of their twins on Sept. 21. The girl, Kayden Lynn, weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and the boy, Brayden Lee, weighed 6 pounds, 15 1/2 ounces.

Little League meeting

Clear Spring Little League will hold a meeting Sunday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m.

Country butchering

Wilson Ruritan will hold a country butchering and pancake breakfast Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Wilson Ruritan Club. The breakfast is all-you-can-eat pancakes with one serving of puddin' or sausage, coffee and orange juice. Tickets cost $4.

Meat goes on sale at 7 a.m.

Soup and sandwich sale

WACOHU Grange No. 415 will hold a soup and sandwich sale at Huyetts Crossroads, U.S. 40 West of Hagerstown, next to the Sheetz store. The soup and sandwich sale will be Friday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 7 p.m and bingo will be from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, 301-739-9417 or 301-582-2540.

Did you know?

Did you know that Fort Frederick was carefully restored by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s, and operates as a living history museum. Located inside the fort are two reconstructed enlisted men's barracks. Fort Frederick was the largest stone fort built by the British in the colonies, during the French and Indian War period.

Known as the "Gibraltar on the Potomac," the fort today is said to be "Western Maryland's First Homeland Security." The fort celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2006.

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