Around Clear Spring

February 24, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

FFA week

This week is National FFA Week at Clear Spring High School.

Several events are planned this week.

Today, FFA members are holding a Tasty Way to Raise Dough fundraiser at Uno's Chicago Grill in Hagerstown. Uno's will donate up to 20 percent of patrons' bills to the Clear Spring FFA on dine-in or carry-out orders.

On Wednesday, FFA members will have an Elementary Read Time at Clear Spring Library. FFA members will share stories, songs and activities about agriculture with children up to grade five from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Thursday is Career Day. FFA members will have career displays set up in the commons area of the high school for students to gain knowledge about the many careers and opportunities in the field of agriculture and natural resources.


Friday is Drive your Farm/Lawn Tractor to School Day. Weather-permitting, FFA members will meet at the parking area by Thompson's Towing at 7:45 a.m.

FFA members will travel through town starting at 8 a.m. and park their tractors on the front lawn of the high school. The tractors will be on display throughout the day for public viewing.

Transition night

Eighth-grade transition night to Clear Spring High School will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. All eighth-grade students planning to attend CSHS next year are urged to attend.

The students' program of studies for the next four years will be discussed. Students will also be able to meet with academic department officials to receive information regarding AP courses, sports programs and school-based clubs.

Spaghetti supper set for Friday

An all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilson Ruritan Club, just west of Huyetts Crossroads. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for ages 5 to 11. Those ages 4 and younger will be admitted free.

In addition, a cake auction will be held.

Restaurant will send a card for a birthday

Anyone in the Clear Spring area who is about to turn 80 years old or older can give their name and address to Windy Hill Restaurant by calling 301-842-2927 and the restaurant will send you a card on your birthday.

Did you know?

Did you ever hear of Miss Clear Spring? It was not a beauty pageant, it was a bus. Owned by Lewis Blair, the bus went from Clear Spring to Hagerstown and back for all sorts of errands. In the early 1920s, it hauled residents to work, school and even to baseball games.

Not only did it haul people, it also carried milk to the creamery for farmers and delivered The Daily Mail. C. Edward Miller was the main bus driver.

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