School counselors to host benefit softball games

April 11, 2011|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

Clear Spring High School’s softball field will be the site for the annual Washington County Schools Guidance Counselors’ Scholarship For Kids Softball Games.

There will be three games. The first two will feature the girls and boys of Clear Spring Middle School against Springfield Middle School. The third game will pit the parents and eighth-grade students against the Clear Spring faculty and alumni.

The opening ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, May 27. The Clear Spring Middle School Band will play the national anthem and Richard Whisner, former superintendent of schools for Washington County, will be honored by throwing out the first pitch.

The first game, featuring the girls, will begin at approximately 1 p.m. The rain date is May 31.

Soup and sandwich sale

The FBLA will sponsor a soup and sandwich dinner Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Clear Spring High School cafeteria. The dinner costs $6, which includes soup, sandwich, a snack pack and drink.


All proceeds will help to fund FBLA activities.

Tickets may be purchased from any FBLA member, in the main office of the high school or at the door.

Heritage Academy auction

Heritage Academy will hold its annual auction and spring festival Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The auction begins at 10 a.m. There will be children’s activities such as Rosie’s Ranch, barrel rides, petting zoo, flower pot painting, egg hunt and inflatable bounce.

The concession stand will feature pulled pork, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, baked goods and homemade fries.

The school is at 11215 Walnut Point Road. For more information, go to or call 301-582-2600.

Did you know?

Did you know that among the many characters who traveled along Old National Pike were organ grinders?

Around the time of the Hagerstown Fair, he would pass through Clear Spring, play an organ by turning the handle and a monkey would dance around.

Groups of children and passersby would watch and the monkey would pass around his hat for pennies.


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