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Around Clear Spring

May 18, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER

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Blood drive



Clear Spring Elementary School will host a Pint Size Hero Blood Drive sponsored by the Red Cross on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is the same day that field day will be held at the school. It is hoped that parents and grandparents will have already made plans to be at the school for field day and will stay late or come early to donate blood.

All family, friends and community members are encouraged to give blood. You need not have a student at the school to attend. The school might receive scholarship money for teachers depending on the number of donors at the blood drive.

JoAnn Schiller, school counselor, will schedule appointments in advance so that those attending might donate at the time that is most convenient for them. Drop-ins are also welcome. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, call Schiller at 301-766-8079.

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Gun drawing



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

Soccer registration



Hagerstown Soccer Club will hold sign-ups for boys and girls in the age groups of U9 to U14 on Thursday, May 27 and Tuesday, June 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hagerstown Soccer Club on Cearfoss Pike.

Book discussion



The Clear Spring Library is having a book discussion Wednesday, June 2, at 11:15 a.m. The June book is "The Wives of Henry Oates," by Johanna Moran. Check the circulation desk for a copy of the book.

Did you know?



Did you know that in the early days there were a great variety of activities people enjoyed? (Some are still going on today.) Friends got together for apple butter boilings, butcherings and taffy pulls.

Some winter evenings, families popped corn, made candy and played checkers. Also, men would mend their fishing nets, make hunting plans and make their own turkey callers.

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