Around Clear Spring

May 25, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER

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Soup and sandwich to be held Saturday

Fort Frederick Ruritan will hold a soup and sandwich sale Saturday from 10 a.m. until sold out.

Homemade soups and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

Clear Spring residents honored at HCC event

Hagerstown Community College held its Recognition of Excellence Awards May 7 at Kepler Theater.

Clear Spring residents received awards, including six from this area:

CO Michael Tedrick, Division of Correction - Governor's Citation; Sgt. Eric Knode, Hagerstown Police Department - Award of Merit; Cpl. Jeremy Stonebreaker, Maryland State Police - Officer of the Year; Deputy 1st Class Val Buskirk, Washington County Sheriff's Department - Lifesaver Award; Deputy 1st Class John Wolford, Washington County Detention Center - Sheriff's Commendation; and Deputy 1st Class Carl Witmer, Washington County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff's Commendation.

Bicycle tour set for Rail Trail

Fort Frederick State Park naturalist Charles Sullivan will lead a guided bike/trike ride of the historic Western Maryland Rail Trail.


The group will explore the natural history, enjoy bird songs and check out the views of the Potomac River.

The ride will occur rain or shine Saturday at 9 a.m.

Meet at the C&O Canal Bike Shop in Hancock where rentals will be available. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a light lunch or snack. For more information, call Fort Frederick State Park at 301-842-2155.

Club meeting set for June 8

Clear Spring Homemakers will meet Tuesday, June 8, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Windy Hill.

After lunch, the group will tour Plumb Grove and the flower gardens. New members are always welcome.

For more information, call Ruth at 301-842-2334.

Chicken barbecue to be held Saturday

Hilltop Christian Fellowship will hold a chicken barbecue and gospel sing Saturday, June 5, at 5 p.m.

The event will be held rain or shine. It will be an evening of fun, food and music for everyone. Bring your instruments for a jam session.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship is at 12624 Trinity Church Road in Clear Spring.

For more information, call 301-842-3759.

Did you know?

Did you know that in 1909 Henry Ford introduced the Tin Lizzie?

The National Pike was in horrible condition for automobiles.

The early tourists got dressed in linen dusters and goggles and took a lot of punishment. They had to carry spare gas in tin cans.

They also had to light their headlights with a match, patch their own tires, and when they got stuck in the mud, they had to hire a farmer to pull them out.

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