Around Clear Spring

August 25, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Legion names officers

The following have been named officers for 2009-10 at Joseph C. Herbert Post 222 American Legion in Clear Spring:

Jack Padgett, commander; David Snyder, senior vice commander; Kenneth Snyder, junior vice commander; Mike Shirk, adjutant; Samuel Snyder, financial officer; Kenneth Clopper, chaplain; Robert Carbaugh, judge advocate; Theodore Dundus, service officer; Richard Kershner, historian; Chuck Dunn, sergeant-at-arms; and Joe Hovermale, Doug Gearhart and Larry Smith, executive committee.

Pancake breakfast to be held Sept. 5

The Clear Spring High School Athletic Boosters will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Clear Spring High School cafeteria.


The menu includes pancakes and a serving of sausage. Tickets costs $4 for adults and $3 for students.

Class of 1972 planning picnic

The Clear Spring High School class of 1972 will gather for a picnic lunch Saturday at the Clear Spring American Legion pavilion at noon.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Fried chicken will be provided as well as plates, cups, plasticwear, soft drinks, tea and lemonade. There is no charge, but those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and a dessert to share.

For more information, call Betty Snyder Smith at 301-733-2912.

Roast beef dinner

Women 4 Worship will hold a roast beef dinner Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. or until sold out. The dinner will be held at Parkhead Fellowship Hall (behind Parkhead UM Church).

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 10 and younger.

Rummage sale

St. Paul's Church in Big Pool will hold a rummage sale Friday and Saturday and also on Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. The church is at 11404 Tedrick Drive in Big Pool.

Proceeds from the sale go to Meadow Bridge Mission in West Virginia.

Weight-loss program

The Washington County Health Department is offering a new program to help individuals struggling with weight issues.

The Solution Method for Weight focuses on the root of the obesity problem: stress.

Individuals who learn how to retrain their brain to ease stress and have more joy in their life find it easier to make lifestyle changes that last.

The method is science-based and conducted by certified providers.

Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Clear Spring.

For more information and to register, call 240-313-3360.

Library events

The following events will be held at the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Library in Clear Spring:

Scrabble Mania - Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If you like Scrabble or would like to learn, come to the library and enjoy an afternoon of word play. For more information, call 301-842-2730.

Book discussion - Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 11:15 a.m. The book, "First Family," by David Baldacci, will be discussed.

"The Da Vinci Code" - The movie will be shown Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. The movie is based on the book by Dan Brown. The movie is rated PG-13. Registration is required by calling 301-842-2730.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday wishes go out to Melvin Harnish. Melvin is celebrating his 80th birthday today. Happy birthday.

Did you know?

Did you know in 1909 Henry Ford introduced the Tin Lizzie?

The National Pike was in horrible condition for automobiles. The early tourists got dressed in linen dusters and goggles and took a lot of punishment. They had to carry spare gas in tin cans.

They also had to light their headlights with a match, patch their own tires, and when they got stuck in the mud they had to hire a farmer to pull them out.

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