Around Clear Spring

December 09, 2008|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Christmas in Clear Spring

The big night is almost here. Christmas in Clear Spring is Saturday.

There are many things going on in town to celebrate the Christmas season. There will be several musical programs, house tours, train displays and refreshments. There will also be activities for the kids to participate in and you-know-who will be around (checking his list, no doubt.)

The Miller's Farmstead, BitterSweet Memories, Wilson's Store and the Wilson House will be open for tours from 5 to 8 p.m. The official start of Christmas in Clear Spring will be at 5:20 p.m. in front of the Verizon Building (202 Cumberland St). Maps and schedules will be available.

Chicken and waffles

And you won't want to miss the Clear Spring Lions Club's annual chicken and waffle supper Saturday at St. John's United Church of Christ.


Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church on the corner of Cumberland Street and Md. 68. Tickets cost $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for those 12 and younger. Preschoolers will be admitted free. Tickets will only be sold at the door. The supper is all you can eat and carryout will be available. The proceeds will benefit the Lions Club's community projects.

Santa visit

The Clear Spring American Legion will host Santa on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. All children are invited to attend.

Explorer Post 4

Explorer Post 4 is organizing a food drive and will provide Christmas dinner to area families.

Anyone wishing to donate canned or nonperishable food items can drop them off at McDonald's, R&M Liquors, the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co., or the Clear Spring Ambulance station.

Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. with a memo noting "Post 4 Food Drive."

On Saturday, Dec. 20, Christmas dinner will be delivered to area families. For more information, go to

Christmas party

A community Christmas party will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at WACOHU Grange No. 415 next to the Sheetz store at Huyetts Crossroads. Attendees are asked to bring a large covered dish. Meat and drinks will be provided.

A puppet show titled "Stand Firm" will be performed by Puppets IV Christian Group of Otterbein United Brethren Church of Greencastle, Pa. For more information, call 301-582-2540.

Exercise classes

The Washington County Recreation Department will hold an exercise class at Clear Spring Middle School in the small gym starting Jan. 13.

Certified instructor Karen Humbertson will lead a one-hour, complete body conditioning class with low-impact aerobic workout, body sculpting and stretching.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 13 to April 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a towel or mat for floor exercises. The class costs $45 for Washington County residents and $55 for nonresidents. Those 55 and older will pay $36 for county residents and $44 for nonresidents.

For more information, call 240-313-2805 or go to and select 2009 Winter Recreation Programs.

Did You Know?

Did you know that George Zimmerman was a canal boat captain on the C&O Canal from 1907 to 1914? He was better known as " Elwood." His father, "Bob" Zimmerman, was also a canal boat captain. He boated out of Ernstville, a small community in Big Pool.

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