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Around Clear Spring

November 18, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Alumni games



The Clear Spring Blazers alumni basketball games will be played Saturday, Dec. 6, at the high school. The first game will start at 6 p.m. and it will be for those who graduated in 1998 and after. The second game will begin at 7 p.m. for those who graduated in 1997 and before. The games will be odd years vs. even years.

The concession stand will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be raffles and prizes, including Blazer season passes and game ball. There will also be a halftime shoot-out for fans. Admission will be free for fans, but a $5 donation will be asked of players to support the basketball program.

Garden Club to meet



Clear Spring Garden Club will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. John's UCC. The guest speaker will be Suki Rankin, who will demonstrate how to make table arrangements for the holidays. Members and guests are welcome.

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Family gathering



Clear Spring Garden Club invites you to spend an evening of family fun and entertainment on Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. They will have musical entertainment, toy trains, cookie decorating for children 12 and younger. Santa will make a visit, there will be house tours, refreshments and other activities.

Admission is free. There will be an official opening of the evening with a brass quartet at 202 Cumberland St. (the Verizon building).

Class of 1958



The Clear Spring High School class of 1958 celebrated its 50-year reunion on Nov. 1 at Next Dimensions. There were 34 class members in attendance. Also, attending was their former principal, Richard Whisner, and former English teacher, Joann Rockwell. The classmates had a fun evening of laughter and story telling.

Did you know?



Did you know that in the early days there were a great variety of activities people enjoyed? (Some are still going on today.) Friends got together for apple butter boilings, butcherings and taffy pulls. Some winter evenings families popped corn, made candy and played checkers. Also, men would mend their fishing nets, make hunting plans and make their own turkey callers.

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