Around Clear Spring

November 25, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Youth group conducts food drive in Clear Spring

The St. John's UCC high school group, "FISH.NET," participated in a food drive for the local food bank after hearing that the food bank was in desperate need of donations. They went door to door in a few Clear Spring neighborhoods on Nov. 12 and in about 1 1/2 hours were able to collect about 60 bags of nonperishable foods.

Book discussion planned Dec. 3

There will be a book discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 11:10 a.m. at the Clear Spring Library. The book that will be discussed is "The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington," by Jennet Conant.

The book club will be marking the holiday season with a potluck finger food party and discussion. For more information, call 301-842-2730.

Children's Christmas party set for Dec. 5

Hilltop Christian Fellowship is having a community children's Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at 9581 National Pike, Big Pool.


The event will include games, crafts and a visit from Santa Claus. There will be a scavenger hunt, so dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Ask a friend to come along.

For more information, call Sarah Miller at 301-842-3446 or Denise Higgins at 301-842-3759.

Girls alumni game to be played Dec. 6

The Clear Spring Blazers girls alumni basketball game will be Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. There will be no admission charge for fans, but players are asked to make an $8 donation to support the basketball program. Players get a T-shirt.

For more information, call Heather Albowitz at 301-992-6602.

Thanksgiving dinner to be held Wednesday

The Clear Spring Ministerium will hold its annual Thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Church, 14106 National Pike, Wednesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Historical district changes meeting

The Clear Spring District Historical Association has changed its meeting night and time. Until future notice, the group will meet at Plumb Grove on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone wishing to participate.

Did you know?

Did you know in 1909 Henry Ford introduced the Tin Lizzie?

The National Pike was in horrible conditions for automobiles.

The early tourists got dressed in linen dusters and goggles and took a lot of punishment. They had to carry spare gas in tin cans. They also had to light their headlights with a match, patch their own tires and when they got stuck in the mud they had to hire a farmer to pull them out.

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