Around Clear Spring

August 03, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Back-to-school party set for Aug. 14

A back-to-school party for the community will be held at Hilltop Christian Fellowship on Saturday, Aug. 14, starting at 3 p.m.

The event is free.

The event will include music, inflatable bounce, face painting and games for all ages.

Prizes and giveaways will be available.

Food will include hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and ice cream.

Take along a lawn chair or blanket.

The church is at 12624 Trinity Church Drive in Clear Spring.

For more information, call Sarah at 301-842-3446.

Senior site activities

Here's what's coming up at the senior site at the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co.'s Special Events Building:


o Monday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. - Nurse Louise Wyant will talk about diabetes.

o Thursday, Aug. 12, 10:15 a.m. - "Improve Your Balance and Prevent Falls" with Helen Stevens. She will also lead exercises.

In September, Ronda Younker will teach a painting class. The class costs $50 and will run for six to eight weeks, depending on participation.

For more information, call 301-991-5052.

Legion steak feed takes place Aug. 13

A steak feed at the Clear Spring American Legion picnic grounds will be Friday, Aug. 13, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Clear Spring Legion bar.

Proceeds benefit veterans and local children/youth programs.

Did you know?

Did you know that in days of old, stagecoaches frequently traveled the Old National Road?

They were brightly painted on the outside and very plush on the inside.

They had three seats that comfortably seated nine passengers. They carried passengers, newspapers and mail, and they always stopped in Clear Spring.

The baggage was carried on the boot on the stagecoach and was often stolen on dark roads.

In 1832, two trunks were stolen from the boot somewhere between Clear Spring and Licking Creek.

One trunk, which belonged to an Arkansas traveler, contained $1,100. The robbers were caught in Winchester, Va.

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