Around Clear Spring

August 17, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Class of 1957

The Clear Spring High class of 1957 will hold its annual reunion Sunday, Sept. 12, at the American Legion Auxiliary building, starting at noon.

All class members are encouraged to attend to share their lives and memories with their fellow classmates. Lunch will be served.

The reunion committee encourages classmates to make reservations by calling Pat Hull at 301-842-2940 or Frank Carpenter at 301-252-5800.

Peach festival

A peach festival will be held at St. Paul's Reformed and Lutheran Churches on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.


The church is on U.S. 40, three miles east of Clear Spring.

There will be peach pies (made with fresh peaches), sliced peaches, country ham sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, ham bean soup, vegetable soup, chicken corn soup, drinks (including peach tea) and a baked goods table.

The Washington County Antique Tractor Club will have its barrel train rides for children. The proceeds will benefit Vacation Bible School. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, call Glenda Drury at 301-790-2686.

Senior site news

The senior site at Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co.'s special events building will celebrate August birthdays Tuesday, Aug. 24, with homemade peach pie and cobbler. Seniors do not need to participate in the meal in order to enjoy the goodies. The dessert will be served after the noon lunch.

Please call ahead so the senior site can have enough for everyone.

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 10 to 10:30 a.m., Rick Hill will perform folk music entertainment using a variety of instruments.

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

Basket bingo

The Clear Spring Blazer Band will hold a basket bingo Sunday, Sept. 26.

The doors open at 11 a.m., dinner will be at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $25. Prizes will include Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley items. For more information, contact Amber Weisenmiller at">

Back-to-school fundraiser

The Clear Spring Elementary School PTA will hold a back-to-school fundraiser in conjunction with the Five Below store through Sunday.

The Five Below store on Garland Groh Boulevard will donate 10 percent of purchases to the Clear Spring PTA. Please let the cashier know that you are supporting the PTA.

Way to go, Danielle

Congratulations to Danielle Hill for being awarded grand champion winner of the overall baked goods and candies category in the open class division at Washington County Ag Expo.

Danielle won champion yeast breads (youth) for her potluck dinner rolls, and won champion cakes (youth) for her peanut butter pound cake with chocolate ganache frosting. Danielle lives in Clear Spring and will be entering eighth grade at Clear Spring Middle School.

Class of 2000

The Clear Spring High School class of 2000 will hold its 10-year reunion Saturday at 5 p.m. at the home of a classmate. There will be no cost to attend. They ask that everyone attending bring a covered dish. To RSVP and get directions, contact Stefan or Jenny Shingleton at 301-842-3998.

Workouts planned

Exercise classes will be held at Clear Spring Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. from Sept. 14 to Dec. 9.

The classes will be taught by certified instructor Karen Humbertson. The class will be a one-hour, body-conditioning class that includes a low-impact cardio workout, body sculpting and stretching.

Bring a towel or mat for floor exercises. There will be no classes on Nov. 11 and Nov. 25.

The fee for Washington County residents is $45 and $55 for out-of-county residents. The fee for senior citizens (55 and older) is $36 for county residents and $44 for out-of-county residents.

For more information, call the recreation office at 240-313-2805 or go to Look for quick links and select 2010 fall recreation programs.

Did you know?

Did you ever hear of Miss Clear Spring? It was not a beauty pageant. It was a bus. Owned by Lewis Blair, it carried people back and forth from Clear Spring to Hagerstown for all sorts of errands.

In the early 1920s, it hauled people to work, school and even to baseball games. Not only did it haul people, it also carried milk to the creamery for farmers and delivered The Daily Mail.

C. Edward Miller was the main bus driver.

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