Around Clear Spring

March 03, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Pork and sauerkraut

A pork and sauerkraut dinner will be Saturday, March 14, at the Parkhead Fellowship Hall, behind Parkhead United Methodist Church, on National Pike in Big Pool.

The dinner is from 4 p.m. until sold out. The menu includes pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, applesauce, desserts and drinks.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those 10 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Parkhead Women for Worship. Tickets will be sold at the door or in advance by calling 301-842-3202.

Soup and sandwich sale

St. Paul's Reformed Church, 5 miles west of Huyetts Crossroads on National Pike and 3 miles east of Clear Spring, will hold a soup and sandwich sale Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Items for sale will include hot dogs, steamers, chili dogs and country ham sandwiches. Homemade soups include ham and bean, chicken corn, vegetable, chicken noodle and Maryland crab. Baked goods will be available. It will be eat-in or carryout. Proceeds will go to the 2009 Fun Fest.

Did You Know?

Did you know there once was an apple orchard at Stafford Hall Farm on Cohill Road?

Not just an apple orchard, but one of the largest apple orchards in the surrounding states.

It once produced more than 50,000 bushels of apples a year. The orchard employed hundreds of area residents. Big canning factories like Musselman's bought apples from the orchard.

Stafford Hall Apples were shipped all over the United States, and to England and France.

One thing that a lot of people remember is that in the 1930s, lightning struck the packing house and killed two workers.

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