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October 13, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Ribbon-cutting set for Oct. 20 for senior site



There will be a grand-opening celebration for the senior nutrition site in Clear Spring on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at noon.

The nutrition site and the Meals on Wheels program are now housed at the Clear Spring Fire Department Special Events Building at 12323 Big Spring Road.

Local dignitaries will be on hand, as will Gloria Lawlah, secretary of the Maryland Department on Aging in Baltimore.

The day will consist of a social period, entertainment, games, crafts and a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for noon.

A luncheon will follow the ribbon-cutting and will be available to all in attendance at no cost.

Reservations for the luncheon are required and must be made no later than today.

Call Hannah Cramer, Commission on Aging deputy director, at 301-790-0275, ext. 209, for more information or to make a reservation.

School receives grant thanks to AC&T efforts



Clear Spring Elementary School received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support the school's math and science program.

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Mark Fulton of AC&T Co. Inc., at 11079 Big Pool Road in Big Pool, worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 2,400 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations.

The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corp.

The program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.

ExxonMobil believes that, as members of the community, local retailers are best qualified to work with local educators to help identify schools and programs most in need of support.

AC&T met stringent eligibility criteria before applying for and being awarded the grant.

Did you know?



Did you know that there was a store on the corner of Cumberland and Martin streets?

It was called Peterman's.

William T. Peterman kept a diary of the daily happenings around Clear Spring.

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