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Around Clear Spring

August 04, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Legion picnic set for Friday

The Clear Spring American Legion will hold a steak feed at its picnic grounds Friday at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $14. Advance tickets are available at the Clear Spring American Legion bar. Proceeds benefit veterans, and local children's and youth programs.

Family picnic to be held Saturday

The Blair's Valley Church of God will hold its all-church picnic Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be lots of food, and music will be provided by Bob Simmers and the Harmony Road Singers.

The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, deep-fried cheese sticks, deep-fried mushrooms and pickles, corn on the cob, soda, ice cream, iced tea and coffee. Hamburgers will cost $1.50; all other items will cost $1 each.

Participants can buy food at the picnic or bring their own picnic baskets. Tables will be set up on the grounds.

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There will be items for sale at the novelty stand.

A worship service will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. After the service, the participants will have "leftovers" from the picnic and additional carry-in dishes. The public is invited to both events.

Peach fest planned

A peach festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Reformed and Lutheran Churches on U.S. 40, three miles east of Clear Spring.

There will be peach pies (made with fresh peaches), sliced peaches, country ham sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, ham and bean soup, vegetable soup, chicken corn soup, drinks (including peach tea) and a baked goods table.

Fertile Soil will perform during the evening. Bring your lawn chairs.

The Washington County Antique Tractor Club will have barrel train rides for children. The proceeds will benefit vacation Bible school. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call Glenda Drury at 301-790-2686.

Benefit ride to benefit animals

Throttles Bar and Grill, at 236 Cumberland St. in Clear Spring, will hold its second annual Michelle Younker Memorial Ride Saturday to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

The ride is being held by Wanda and Sam Mills of Throttles in honor of their friend Michelle Younker, who died in August 2005.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the ride starts at noon. A light meal will be served at Throttles at the end of the ride. The Goat Ropers from Clear Spring will play at Throttles at 8 p.m. A $10 donation is requested.

For more information, call 301-842-0185.

Did you know?

The Masks and Whigs Club put on plays that were so well-received that they traveled to other towns to perform.

Other shows were performed in Hancock, Middletown, Md., McConnellsburg, Pa., and Mercersburg, Pa., to name a few. They had to travel by "Jitney" and "open-truck" until later during 1920, when more local people owned automobiles.

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