Around Clear Spring

December 01, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER

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Chicken and waffle supper set for Dec. 12

The Clear Spring Lions Club will serve its annual chicken and waffle supper Saturday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ.

St. John's UCC is on the corner of Md. 68 and Cumberland Street.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3.50 for those younger than 12. Preschoolers will be admitted free. Tickets will only be sold at the door.

The menu includes homemade waffles, chunky chicken gravy, coleslaw, homemade cake, coffee and water. Carryout will be available at the all-you-can-eat supper. The proceeds will benefit the Lions Club's community projects.


Wreaths for sale

Want to decorate your house for the holidays and help out a great group of boys and girls who play basketball? Here's a great way to do it. Clear Spring High School's girls and boys basketball teams are selling freshly made wreaths. The wreaths can be ordered for $20 from any basketball player or by calling the school at 301-766-8094.

You can pick up your wreath at the high school Friday, Dec. 11, after 9 a.m. Orders should be placed by Dec. 4.

Breakfast with Santa

Fort Frederick Ruritan will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Big Pool Community Building.

The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes with one choice of bacon, sausage or puddin'. Tickets cost $4.50 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12. Those younger than 6 eat free. Advance tickets are available by calling 240-520-2362. Tickets will be sold at the door. The price of tickets at the door will be $5 for adults and $4 for ages 6 to 12.

Holiday family story time

The Clear Spring Library will hold a holiday family story time Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Wear your pajamas to the library for an evening of stories, songs and activities at this holiday-themed event.

Register by calling 301-842-2730.

Also, elementary school students are invited to make a holiday gift on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m.

Did you know?

Did you know that the first minstrel show was put on in 1951?

Nora Snyder was the first director. Some early participants were Ted Snyder, Herman Baker, Donald Baker, Charles Clopper, John Corbett, Roy Myers and Bain Mills.

In the early years, it was done in blackface with an all-male cast.

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