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Around Clear Spring

August 24, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

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Class of 1957 planning reunion

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

All classmates are encouraged to attend. The cost is $10 per person. Call Pat Hull at 301-842-2940 or Frank Carpenter at 301-252-5800 to confirm your reservation by Sept. 1.

Church dinner planned

Women 4 Worship will hold a hot roast beef and hot turkey dinner Saturday at the fellowship hall behind Parkhead United Methodist Church. The dinner will be from 4 p.m. until sold out.

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The menu includes choice of hot roast beef sandwich or hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and beverage. The cost of the dinner is by donation. There will also be a bake sale that includes fudge, pies, cakes and candies.

Chicken barbecue

Big Pool Community Civic Organization will hold a chicken barbecue and yard sale Saturday at the Big Pool Community Building on Tedrick Drive.

The yard sale starts at 7 a.m. Spaces are available for $10.

The barbecue starts at 10:30 a.m. It will be eat in or take out for $7.

Proceeds go toward the upkeep and improvements to the community building.

For details or table reservation, call Heather Barnhart at 301-842-1363.

Curves members donate school supplies

Clear Spring Curves members recognize that times are tough. However, members dug deep into their pockets and made a generous donation of school supplies to Clear Spring Elementary School. Curves is very appreciative of the teachers and their efforts in educating our children. Thank you, Curves members.

Scarecrows in Clear Spring

The light poles in the town of Clear Spring will once again be decorated with scarecrows.

There will be an information meeting at St. John's UCC Monday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. about the Scarecrows in Clear Spring.

Although the garden club will be meeting at its September meeting to make scarecrows, the members are encouraging organizations and businesses to make their own and join in the festivities.

The garden club is organizing this event. Your entry may be designed to represent your organization or business. It is requested that the scarecrows be consistent in size only.

Senior site

Here's what's happening at the Senior Site in Clear Spring:

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 10:30 a.m. - "Open Wide Your Mouth" with Ita Kavanaugh.

On Friday, Sept. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Labor Day Picnic. There will be games. Chicken and drinks will be provided. Those who wish to attend should bring a dish to share. Call 301-991-5052 so they're able to provide enough chicken.

The senior site staff is still looking for folks to join Ronda Younker's painting class that begins Sept. 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. All levels of painting are explored with one-on-one assistance. The class costs $50 and will run for 6 to 8 weeks, depending on participation.

Do you have an interest or a talent? The Clear Spring Senior Site is looking for folks within the community (regardless of age) to share that with our seniors.?

You may discuss a topic of interest, have a craft, share a musical talent, etc.

Please call Julie Monninger at 301-991-5052.

Did You Know?

Did you know that there once was an apple orchard at Stafford Hall Farm on Cohill Road? Not just an apple orchard, it was one of the largest apple orchards in the surrounding states. It once produced more than 50,000 bushels of apples a year. The orchard employed hundreds of area residents. Big canning factories such as Musselman's bought their apples. Stafford Hall Apples were shipped all over the U.S. and even to England and France. One thing that a lot of people remember is that in the 1930s lightening struck the packing house and killed two workers.

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