Around Clear Spring

October 21, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Garden Club

The Clear Spring Garden Club will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. John's UCC. The program for the evening will be about plants under glass. Garden club president Cindy Downs will show how to make and take care of terrariums, cloches and glass planters. Members and guests are welcome.

Soup and sandwich sale

St. Paul's Lutheran Church on U.S. 40 will hold a soup and sandwich sale Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. They will be serving Maryland crab, bean, vegetable, beef noodle and chicken corn soup. The sandwiches will be hot dogs, chili dogs, steamers and country ham. Pies will also be available. You can eat in or carry out.

Ghost walk

The Ghost Walk at Fort Frederick State Park will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Visitors can walk through a guided "haunted" trail where they will encounter costumed actors re-enacting historical situations from the fort's past.

Gates will close at 9 p.m., but visitors who are in line will still be permitted on the tour.


The tour costs $5 for those 6 and older and those younger than 6 will be admitted free.

Weather appropriate clothing is a must as terrain can be rugged and/or muddy. In case of rain, the event will still be held. Food will be available for purchase. Also, refreshments will be served in the nearby CCC museum after the tour.

All proceeds from the event directly support the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park Inc., which is a nonprofit organization.

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Rummage sale

St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool will hold a rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be a fill-a-bag sale. All proceeds will go to the Meadowbridge Mission.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Clear Spring had a Cornet Band? In the early 1900s, the band consisted of about 20 members. The band directors were Harry Tosten and Professor Brown. They would meet above Pop Jamison's Chicken Pie and Fried Oyster Sandwich Shop, which was in the center of town on Main Street.

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