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Around Clear Spring

October 20, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Way to go, Courtney



Congratulations to Courtney Myers, a sixth-grader at Clear Spring Middle School.

Courtney was named Junior Miss Washington County Fire Prevention at Western Enterprise Fire Department in Hagerstown on Oct. 9.

She will represent Washington County in the Junior Miss Western Maryland Fire Prevention event in February. Courtney will speak about fire prevention in schools and at various public events.

Garden Club



Clear Spring Garden Club will meet Thursday at 12:45 p.m. at A.C. Moore.

The members will meet in the back of the parking lot closest to U.S. 40. Club members will carpool to Meadowbrooke Gourd Factory in Carlisle, Pa., where they will take a tour and make a birdhouse out of a gourd. Please be on time, as the group will leave promptly at 12:45 p.m.

Rummage sale



St. Paul's Church in Big Pool will hold a rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m to 3:30 p.m. each day. It will be held rain or shine. The church is at 11404 Tederick Drive in Big Pool. Proceeds from the sale will go to Meadow Bridge Mission in West Virginia.

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Basket bingo



The Clear Spring High School Band Boosters will hold a basket bingo at the Clear Spring Special Events Building Sunday, Nov. 8. Doors will open at 11 a.m., the meal will be served at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased from any band member parent or by contacting Juanita at 301-797-0168.

Did you know?



Did you know a bicentennial pageant was held at Fort Frederick May 15, 1956? The pageant was titled "Portal to Peace." Six hundred students from Washington County junior and senior high schools participated. E. Russell Hicks, from Potomac Junior High, and Nora Snyder, who was the principal at Clear Spring Elementary, wrote the script for the pageant. The bicentennial attracted nationwide recognition.

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