Around Clear Spring

June 16, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Fun Fest Day set for Saturday

St. Paul's Reformed Church in Clear Spring will hold its fourth annual Fun Fest Day Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

The event includes food, music, games, prizes, rides and a moon bounce. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.

The Washington County Antique Tractor Association will have barrel rides.

Music will be performed by the Sonshiners and the Mount Moriah Men's Baptist Choir during the fest, followed by a concert by the Bumbaugh Family from Zullinger, Pa., at 6 p.m.


The church is at 14106 National Pike, five miles west of Huyetts Crossroads and three miles east of Clear Spring on U.S. 40.

For more information, call 301-842-3462.

Japanese culture class to be offered at library

Friends of Washington County Free Library will sponsor a free class for students entering grades three to six on Japanese culture.

It will be held at Clear Spring Library from July 14 to 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. Register by calling 301-842-2730. Sukey Rankin will teach the class.

Did you know?

Did you know that back in the good old days, glassmakers could not make big pieces of glass? You used to be able to tell the age of a house by the size of its windows. That's why a house had nine panes over nine panes and so on. The newer the house, the fewer panes a window would have.

Of course, this no longer holds true because people like the look of many panes in the window so even a new house can have a lot of pane. I guess the old saying, "Everything that was old is new again" is true.

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