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Fire company plans oyster dinner

March 07, 2011|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an all-you-can-eat oyster feed Sunday, March 27,  from noon to 5 p.m. at its special events building. Tickets cost $35 per person.

For more information, call Charlie Mundey at 301-331-6483.

FBLA fundraiser

Clear Spring High School FBLA will host a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick up coupons from students or the main office at the high school to present when ordering so that the organization gets credit for the purchase.  

Soup and sandwich sale

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, five miles west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40, will hold a soup and sandwich sale Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items for sale will include hot dogs, steamers, chili dogs and country ham sandwiches. Homemade soups will be ham and bean, chicken corn, vegetable, beef noodle and Maryland crab. Baked goods also will be available. It will be eat in or carry out. Proceeds will benefit Fun Fest 2011.

Pancake breakfast

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Wilson Ruritan Club will hold a country butchering and pancake breakfast Saturday, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The event will be held at the club just west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, one serving of puddin’ or sausage patty or sausage gravy, coffee and orange juice. The breakfast costs $4.50.

Minstrel show

The Clear Spring Lions Club ‘s 60th annual minstrel/variety show will be March 18 to 20 at Clear Spring High School.

The show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.  

This year’s anniversary theme is “Celebrating Years Gone By.” Pre-show entertainment will be by the Tri-State Stage Band will begin one hour prior to the show.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for preschoolers. All persons attending must have a ticket. Tickets are good only for the date printed on the ticket.

Advance tickets may be purchased at Clear Spring Hardware Store, at 136 Cumberland St. Tickets may also be purchased at the door or from any Clear Spring Lions Club member or member of the show. The newly renovated school auditorium is handicapped-accessible.

Proceeds form the show will benefit the Lions’ community projects. For more information, call Larry Smith at 301-733-2912.

Meals before the show

There will be opportunities to enjoy dinner before the annual minstrel show in March.

• The Clear Spring High School Band will hold a spaghetti dinner before the show on Friday, March 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  The menu will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, coffee and iced tea. Tickets cost $6.75 for adults and $4.75 for those ages 2 to 12. Tickets will be available at the door or from Clear Spring Band members.  

• The Clear Spring High School Athletic Department is sponsoring a roast beef dinner Saturday, March 19, before the minstrel show. The meal will start at 5:30 p.m. The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, cake, hot and cold drinks. Tickets cost $7.50 for adults and $5 for students.  

• The Athletic Department will sponsor a soup/sandwich sale on Sunday, March 20, before the show. The sale will start at 11:30 a.m. The menu will include bean, chicken corn and vegetable soup, country ham sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, pies and cakes. Additional desserts and drinks will be available.

Did you know?

Did you know that the School Board once owned Plumb Grove? It was built around 1807 on land granted in a 1752 patent to Nathaniel Nesbitt.

The property belonged to generations of the Nesbitts until it was sold to Frederick Warner in 1892. It remained with Warner’s heirs until sold to the county board in 1967.

It was given back to the people of Clear Spring after a long fight by the Clear Spring District Historical Association.

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