Around Clear Spring

August 18, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER

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Lewis Family Concert set for Friday, Sept. 4

It's time again for the Lewis Family Concert with bluegrass and gospel music, but with a big footnote. This will be the group's last performance in Maryland prior to retirement the following day in Delaware. The concert is sponsored by the Clear Spring High School FFA and FFA Alumni, with all proceeds to benefit the Clear Spring chapter.

The concert is Friday, Sept. 4, at Clear Spring High School with the Morning Star Singers at 7 p.m. and the Lewis Family at 8 p.m. A food stand with soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available at 5 p.m. In advance, tickets cost $12 or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 301-766-8086 or 301-766-8082.

Garden Club

The Clear Spring Garden Club is starting its 2009-10 season and is open to new members.

The first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at St. John's Church.


The presenter will be Denny Warrenfeltz, who will be demonstrating fall floral arrangements with silk and dried materials.

In October, the group will tour the Meadowbrooke Gourd Factory in Carlisle, Pa., where the members will make birdhouses.

Other events include "Moonlighting at Monticello," a celebration night of the art of topiary; a Christmas banquet and auction; several house and garden tours; and other activities.

The group is active in the community, tending to many gardens. Dues cost $12 and junior gardeners (12 and younger) are free. For more information, call 301-842-3637.

Money bonanza

The Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a big bingo money bonanza Saturday, Oct. 17. All of the games will pay $500, but the last one will have a $1,000 payoff.

Bingo will be held at the fire company's special-events building. For tickets or more information, all 301-842-1409 or 301-842-2200.

Class of 1969

The Clear Spring High School class of 1969 is busy planning a celebration of its 40-year reunion. If you are a member of that class, you'll want to circle Oct. 24 and 25 on the calendar. Letters to class members will soon be mailed out with all of the details.

Did you know?

Did you know that in the early days, there were a number of activities Clear Spring residents enjoyed? Some are still going on today.

Friends got together for apple butter boilings, butcherings and taffy pulls. On some winter evenings, families popped corn, made candy and played checkers. Also, men mended their fishing nets, made hunting plans and made their own turkey callers.

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