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Around Clear Spring

August 10, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Church members respond to Clear Spring fire



The congregation at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church went to the scene of the downtown Clear Spring fire after the Sunday Service on Aug. 1 and held a prayer service.

Apparently, the church's pastor had been out of town when the fire occurred and returned home late that Saturday evening.

Church officials called the fire chief at 9:30 that Saturday evening to alert the fire company about what they wanted to do.

As the fire company is known to do, the firefighters responded promptly. Approximately 15 members of the company showed up in dress uniform for the prayer service on Sunday morning. It was a very emotional time for everyone in attendance and the fire company officials were most appreciative.

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Community picnic



Blair's Valley First Church of God will host a community picnic Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be food, novelties, face painting, games, inflatable bounce and live music by Agape and Bob Simmers Group.

You can buy your food or bring your own picnic dinner.

The picnic will be held at the Clopper's Grove Fellowship Hall.

Senior site



Here's what's happening at the Clear Spring senior site:

Wednesday, Aug. 18 - Accordion music with Pastor Len, 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 19 - "The Amazing Brain" and exercise with Helen Stevens, 10 a.m.

For more information, call Julie Monninger at 301-991-5052.

Back-to-school bash



A back-to-school party for the community will be held at Hilltop Christian Fellowship Saturday, 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.

Steak feed



There will be a steak feed Friday at the Clear Spring American Legion picnic grounds. The doors open at 6 p.m. (serving until sold out).

Tickets cost $15 each. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Clear Spring Legion bar. Proceeds benefit veterans and local children/youth programs.

Did you know?



Did you know that there once was a bakery and ice cream parlor in the town of Clear Spring?

Clarence Pound and his partner, B.H. Beard, opened the bakery in 1916.

The oven in the bakery was from Germany and during World War I some residents refused to buy their bread because the oven had come from Germany.

It was called Pound's Bakery and later became Clopper's Market.

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