Around Clear Spring

May 11, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER
  • These flowers were dropped off at the Clear Spring Post Office as part of the May Day festivities coordinated by the Clear Spring Garden Club.
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Wagon train

The Clear Spring Historical Assocociation will host the National Pike Wagon Train encampment this weekend.

Everyone is welcome to visit Plumb Grove on Friday evening and enjoy food and music while mingling with the horses and mules. It is also a good time to chat with the wagon masters and check out the wagons.

The event starts at 5 p.m.

Breakfast sandwiches will be served at Plumb Grove on Saturday from 6 to 9 a.m. At that time, the wagon train will pull out and begin its journey across Washington County.

The Clear Spring town parade will begin at 10 a.m., following the wagon train's departure.

FFA activities

National Pike Day is Saturday and the FFA and FFA Alumni are sponsoring lots of free, family fun at Clear Spring High School.

After the wagon train and parade through Clear Spring, there will be activities at the high school.


There will be crafts, yard sales, vendors, open green house with plants sales, food stand, petting farm, face painting, tug of war, Fertile Soil concert, classic car show and antique tractor show.

For more information, call Mary Reid at 301-842-3749 or e-mail">

Gun drawing

Clear Spring Fire Co. and American Legion SAL will hold a gun drawing at the Clear Spring American Legion pavilion Saturday, June 19. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets cost $20. You must be 18 to participate.

Garden Club says thanks

The Clear Spring Garden Club would like to thank everyone who participated in the May Day celebration. The fourth-graders did a wonderful job with the May Pole dance and thank you to the Girl Scouts who left pots of pansies on doorsteps. There were many great flower arrangements on porches throughout town.

Yard sale

The Conococheague Lutheran Parish, Mount Tabor and St. Paul's, will hold a yard and craft sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on the corner of U.S. 40 and St. Paul's Road.

Table space is available to rent for $10. To rent space, call 301-842-3491 or e-mail">

Steak dinner

The Clear Spring American Legion post will hold a steak feed Friday at 6 p.m. at the Clear Spring American Legion pavilion.

Fitness classes

The Washington County Recreation Department will offer a body toning/cardio fitness class at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring.

The classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m., starting Tuesday, May 18. The class will run until Thursday, Aug. 5.

The fee for the 12-week session is $40 for Washington County residents, $50 for nonresidents and $32 for senior citizens (those ages 55 and older).

Karen Humbertson will be the instructor.

For more information, call 240-313-2805 or e-mail">

Happy birthday

Paul and Amanda Brooks of Big Pool, Md., would like to wish their daughter, Ava Grace Brooks, a happy first birthday Friday, May 14. "We love you bunches, and you have been the greatest blessing in our lives."

Spirit night

Cedar Ridge Ministries will hold spirit night Monday, May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chick-fil-A on Wesel Boulevard in Hagerstown.

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Did you know?

Did you know that in the "good old days," Sunday evening was the time for young gentlemen to dress up, hitch up their horse and buggy and go visit their "girls?"

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