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Around Clear Spring

November 24, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Christmas party



Hilltop Christian Fellowship will hold a community children's Christmas party Friday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be lots of fun, food, crafts and games for everyone. There will even be a visit from Santa Claus.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship is at 9508 National Pike in Big Pool.

For more information, call 301-842-3446.

Gift wrappers



The Clear Spring High School Student Council, FFA and FBLA will be manning one of the tables at Valley Mall on Black Friday to wrap gifts for shoppers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

They work as a school to help with the Caring Hands Gift Wrap for the Red Cross. This is one of the school's community service projects.

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The FBLA meets the second Tuesday of the month, followed by dinner at CiCi's in Hagerstown from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a monthly fundraiser. You can help by eating at Cici's and just write FBLA on the back of your receipt and place it in the appropriate container on the counter before you go through the line.

Book discussion



The Clear Spring Library will hold a book discussion Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 11:15 a.m. Audrey Niffenegger, author of "The Time Traveler's Wife," has changed styles in her newly released book, "Her Fearful Symmetry" and shows characteristics of a Victorian gothic horror novel. Coffee will be provided.

School fundraisers



The Clear Spring Middle School PTSA is having two fundraisers.

The first one is a Cherrydale fundraiser. The sale runs until Dec. 1. Packets are available at the PTSA table in the front of the middle school or you can call 301-766-8094. The PTSA will also be selling Blazer apparel until Dec. 1. Order forms will be going home with students and are also available on the PTSA front table.

For more information, call 301-842-1174.

Did you know?



Did you know that there once was an apple orchard at Stafford Hall Farm on Cohill Road? Not just an apple orchard, it was one of the largest apple orchards in the surrounding states. It once produced more than 50,000 bushels of apples a year. The orchard employed hundreds of area residents. Big canning factories like Musselman's bought their apples. Stafford Hall Apples were shipped all over the U.S. and even to England and France. One thing that a lot of people remember is that in the 1930s lightning struck the packinghouse and killed two workers.

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