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Around Clear Spring

April 27, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

May Day events planned



The Clear Spring Garden Club is bringing back the custom of May Day. On Thursday, Clear Spring Elementary will have a maypole dance from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. The public is invited to attend. It will be held outside, weather-permitting; otherwise, it will be in the gymnasium.

The Girl Scouts are making May Day baskets to decorate the town. The Garden Club is asking the community to participate Saturday by decorating homes with flowers.

They also invite you to share in this age-old tradition with friends and neighbors. Any type of container can be used - a basket, crock, clay pot, small bucket or paper cone. Then, early on May 1, fill your container with flowers, make a quick trip to a neighbor or friend's house, and leave your gift at the front door.

The club seeks your participation to make May Day in Clear Spring a success.

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Telephone book recycling



Clear Spring Elementary School is participating in a telephone book recycling drive.

The school will be collecting old phone books through Friday. Grosh's Lawn Service of Clear Spring will donate awards to the six schools in the county that collect the most books. Blue recycling bins are set up in the school's front lobby to collect the books.

For more information, call JoAnn Schiller at 301-766-8079.

Homemakers Club



Clear Spring Homemakers Club will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 4, at 12:30 p.m. in the social room at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. New members are always welcome.

The program is "Stretch Your Food Dollar." For more information, call Ruth at 301-842-2334.

Open house



Hilltop Christian Fellowship will hold an open house Sunday at 3 p.m. to celebrate its new church home in Clear Spring at 12624 Trinity Church Drive (one-quarter mile east of Clear Spring on U.S. 40).

The church invites the community to come for a day of music, prizes, laughter and a getting to know neighbors. The church will also show a video of its journey, where it started and where God has led it.

Chicken barbecue



Blair's Valley First Church of God will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, May 8, from 4 p.m. until sold out. The event will be at Clopper's Grove in Blair's Valley, 13505 Blair's Valley Road in Clear Spring.

The menu consists of one-half chicken for $8 or one-quarter chicken for $6, baked potato, green beans, applesauce, roll, tea, coffee and dessert. The meal will be served in the fellowship hall at Clopper's Grove.

The pastor and his wife, Robert and Joy Stone, invite the community to attend. The church is just north of the fellowship hall on top of the hill.

Essay contest winners named



The Joseph C. Herbert Unit 222 Legion Auxiliary has announced the winners of its annual essay contest. This year's theme was "What is My Patriotic Role as a U.S. Citizen?"

o Third and fourth grades: first place - Cara Svoboda; second place - Jack Nicholas Vance; third place - Jensen Shelby and Paige Gesell

o Seventh and eighth grades: first place - Ryann Fiery; second place - Hannah Brumbaugh; third place - Rayne Fiery

A banquet will be held at the Clear Spring American Legion where the winners and their guests will have dinner followed by the essayists reading their compositions and receiving their awards.

The members of Unit 222 would like to congratulate the winners and also thank all the students who entered.

Scrapbooking fundraiser



Hilltop Christian Fellowship, 12624 Trinity Church Drive, will hold a scrapbooking fundraiser to raise money for its mission trip to an Indian reservation in New Mexico.

On Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., bring your pictures and albums, and enjoy a day of fun and cropping. Breakfast, lunch and door prizes will be provided. Tickets cost $25 per person.

For more information, call Lisa at 301-842-1478.

Did you know?



Did you know that during Word War I, Clear Spring had a community room that served as a place where local soldiers could unwind? After the war, the Clear Spring Library was open there. It was run by volunteers, and funded by suppers and plays put on by the Masks and Whigs Club.

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