Around Clear Spring

February 10, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Spaghetti supper

The Clear Spring High School Athletic Department will hold a spaghetti supper Saturday at St. Peter's Church in Clear Spring from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes spaghetti, roll, coleslaw, applesauce, cake and drink. Tickets cost $4.50 for students and $6 for adults. Carryouts will be available. Tickets will be available at the door. The proceeds will benefit Clear Spring High tennis and basketball.


Don't forget that the Clear Spring Little League registration will be held at the Clear Spring Legion Activities Building on the following days: Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To register, players need two proofs of residency and a copy of the child's birth certificate.

Managers sought

Also, Clear Spring Little League is seeking managers for the upcoming season. All individuals interested in managing a team must submit a letter of intent to CSLL, P.O. Box 235, Clear Spring, MD 21722 or e-mail it to



Barefoot Bernie's helped Clear Spring Middle School raise funds for the school through its Giving Back Program. Teachers and parents enjoyed dinner at Barefoot Bernie's in January, when 10 percent of their bill was donated back to the school. Barefoot Bernie's matched an additional 10 percent. The school received a check for $894.33.

Wilson Ruritan

Wilson Ruritan will hold a country butchering and pancake breakfast Saturday beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Wilson Ruritan Club, just west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40. All-you-can-eat pancakes with one serving of puddin' or sausage, coffee and orange juice will be served for $4.

The meat sale begins at 7 a.m.

Free breakfast

Mt. Carmel UMC will hold an all-you-can-eat community free breakfast Saturday, Feb. 28, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's UMC on the corner of Ernstville Road and Tedrick Drive.

The menu will include sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes, eggs, bacon, orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. If the snow emergency plan is in effect, the breakfast will be rescheduled. For further information, call 301-582-2540.

Big money bingo

Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a big money bingo bonanza Saturday, March 28, at the Special Events Building at the carnival grounds.

The doors will open at 1 p.m., early birds will begin at 3 p.m. and bingo starts at 4 p.m.

There will be 20 regular games and two quickies, each paying $500. The last game pays $1,000. The ticket includes 12 regular cards and two quickies (early birds not included in ticket). One extra six-pack can be purchased. No one can play more than a total of 18 cards without buying a second ticket.

Tickets cost $50 each and everyone must have a ticket to enter the building. This will be a nonsmoking event. There will be King Tuts, tip jars and door prizes. The kitchen will be open for food purchases. You get a free quickie pack if you purchase a ticket before March 12. Reserved seating is available. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event if ticket sales are off or to adjust payouts if necessary.

For more information, call 301-842-1409 or 301-842-2200.

Did you know?

Did you know that in days of old, stagecoaches frequently traveled the "Old National Road?"

They were brightly painted on the outside and very plush on the inside. They had three seats that comfortably seated nine passengers.

They carried passengers, newspapers and mail, and they always stopped at Clear Spring.

The baggage was carried on the boot on the stagecoach and was often stolen on dark roads. In 1832, two trunks were stolen from the boot somewhere between Clear Spring and Licking Creek. One trunk, which belonged to an Arkansas traveler, contained $1,100. The robbers were caught in Winchester, Va.

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