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Around Clear Spring

September 01, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Downs on the farm



Alan and Kyle Downs received a Century Farm sign that was given to them by the state of Maryland for their longtime Clear Spring farm.

They are the sixth generation of the same family to live on the farm known as Montpelier. Oscar Seibert was the first generation to live there, followed by Samuel Seibert, Allan Seibert, Alliene Seibert Downs, Andy Downs and Alan and Kyle Downs.

The state awards the signs to farms that can document that their family has lived on the same land consecutively for 100 years or more.

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Lewis Family concert to be held Friday



Don't forget to get tickets for one of the last performances of the Lewis Family in concert Friday at Clear Spring High School. This will be the Lewis Family'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 Morning Star Singers will kick it off at 7 p.m. followed by the Lewis Family at 8 p.m. The doors open at 5 p.m. Food will be available. Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 301-766-8086 or 301-766-8082.

Exercise to be offered at elementary school



Instructor Karen Humbertson will teach a one-hour body conditioning class with low-impact aerobic workout, body sculpting and stretching.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in Clear Spring Elementary School's gym. The classes will run from Sept. 8 to Dec. 10. Please bring a towel or mat for floor exercises. Classes cost $45 for county residents and $55 for nonresidents. Senior citizens (55 and older) pay $36 for county residents and $44 for nonesidents.

For more information, call 240-313-2805.

Country butchering



A country butchering and pancake breakfast will be Saturday, Sept. 12, at Wilson Ruritan Club, just west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40.

Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with one serving of sausage or puddin' or sausage gravy, coffee and orange juice. Tickets cost $4 for adults. Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Meat goes on sale at 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit community projects.

Did you know?



Did you know that the School Board once owned Plumb Grove? It was built around 1807 on land granted in a 1752 patent to Nathaniel Nesbitt. The property belonged to generations of the Nesbitts until it was sold to Frederick Warner in 1892. It remained with the Warner heirs until it was sold to the county board in 1967. It was given back to the people of Clear Spring after a long fight by the Clear Spring District Historical Association.

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