Around Clear Spring

May 05, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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National Pike Days

The National Pike Festival wagon train will camp at Plumb Grove on May 15, and the public is welcome to visit and hear bluegrass music. There will be food sold from 5 to 8 p.m.

On May 16, breakfast will be sold from 6 to 9 a.m. The wagon train will leave at 9 and continue through Clear Spring, making stops at Wilson Store at 10:30 and at the Wacohu Grange around 11:45. The grange will have a chicken barbecue, bake sale and flea market. 

A parade in Clear Spring begins at 10. The high school FFA and FFA alumni are sponsoring a National Pike Days Festival at the school from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. There will be pie-eating contests, a pet parade, pedal tractor races, wood splitting, horseshoe pitching, cross-cut sawing, face painting, a petting farm and a classic car show, and the greenhouse will be open for plant sales. Call Mary Reid at 301-842-3749 with questions.



Library events

The Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Library is having an adult book discussion group. It will meet Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. and will share thoughts on Adriana Trigiani's "Big Stone Gap." The circulation desk has copies of the book.

Family Movie Night is May 14 at 6 p.m. Come in PJs, bring pillows and blankets, and get comfy. The movie will be Disney's "Ratatouille." Call 301-842-2730 to register. 

Garden club sale

The Clear Spring Garden Club will sell plants May 16 from 9 to 11:15 a.m. on the west side of St. John's Church. There will be a variety of flowers, ground covers and trees for sale, rain or shine.


School fundraiser

Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering, at 13208 Fountainhead Plaza in Hagerstown, will sponsor benefit days for Clear Spring Elementary School from May 11 to 13, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of food sales to the PTA. Reservations are recommended for parties of five or more. Call 301-797-4455.


Did You Know? 

Did you know that Big Pool At one time had an ice house bigger than the present day Clear Spring High School?  Before the days of refrigeration, teams of men and horses would cut chunks of ice off of Big Pool and store them under sawdust (insulation).  It would then be loaded onto train cars and shipped out. 

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