Around Clear Spring

October 07, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER

Girl Scout troop forming in district

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 706 is forming for girls in the Clear Spring and Conococheague area school district.

Donations from the community to help get the troop started would be appreciated. Anyone interested in joining the new troop, may call Tara Thompson at 301-582-3324, 301-536-4963 or 301-536-4959.

Heritage roses expert to present program

A leading national expert on heritage roses (roses more than 100 years old) will present a program to the public on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John's UCC in Clear Spring.

The speaker, the Rev. Douglas Seidel, is a consultant for the home of President Thomas Jefferson, among many other honors in the field of horticulture.


A tour of heritage roses at Plumb Grove will follow the program. For more information, call Mary Haines at 301-842-3252. The event is sponsored by the Clear Spring Historical Association.

Christmas decorators needed for Plumb Grove

Historic Plumb Grove Mansion is seeking volunteers to help assist with decorating the historic home for the holidays. Volunteers are needed to make vintage decorations, decorate the house and all the other chores associated with an open house, such as cleaning, serving refreshments, greeters, etc. A meeting will be held Saturday at Plumb Grove at 11 a.m. Help is needed this year for a grand event to be held in December. For more details, call Eric Trail at 301-842-3091.

Big money bingo being held Sunday

The Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a big money bingo bonanza Sunday at the bingo building.

Tickets cost $50, with each game paying a $500 jackpot. The final game will pay a $1,000 jackpot. For more information, call 301-842-2200, 301-842-3234 or 301-842-1409.

Library to hold pair of contests

The Clear Spring library will hold two contests this fall:

o Creepy Halloween Poster Contest (ages 13 to 18) - Submit your entry, including name, address, phone number, e-mail address and age to the L.P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library by Friday. The posters will be displayed at the library. The public will vote on their favorite and the winner will be announced Oct. 31. The creator of the winning poster will receive a gift card.

o Short Horror Story Writing Contest (ages 13 to 18) - Submit your entry, including name, address, phone number, e-mail and age to the library by Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The winner will receive a book.

Alumni soccer game is Saturday

Come back to "Old School Soccer" and play in the alumni game Saturday at 1 p.m.

All players will receive a commemorative T-shirt. No admission price will be charged.

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

Don't forget, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church of the Potomac Charge, Big Pool, will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday at 4:30 p.m., St. Paul UMC will hold a ham and chicken potpie dinner, followed by a concert by Not Forgotten at 6 p.m. in honor of Mt. Carmel's 125th anniversary. Tickets cost $6.50 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free. St. Paul UMC is a the corner of Ernstville Road and Tedrick Drive in Big Pool.

On Sunday, the regular worship service will be at 8:45 a.m. and church school will be at 10 a.m.

A catered dinner will be held at 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul's UMC, followed by a special celebration at Mt. Carmel UMC at 2 p.m.

The church is asking former pastors and members to send remarks, greetings or remembrances that will be used during the service. For more information, contact Gerry Reid 301-582-2540.

Also, please bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Clear Spring area Food Bank.

Did You Know?

Did you know that people traveling the old National Pike would stay at numerous overnight stops along the road? These stops held many different names, such as tavern, inn, hotel, hostelry and stage-stop. The overnight stops sold food and drinks and fed the horses. The travelers got "sleeping space" until all the beds were filled to capacity and then they got "floor space."

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