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Games to benefit breast cancer effort

April 18, 2011|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring
  • Clear Spring artist Cindy Downs created this hot air balloon for downtown Hagerstown. The balloons are part of a fundraiser for Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.
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Clear Spring High School's softball and baseball teams will hold a breast cancer benefit titled "Strike Out Breast Cancer" Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. The teams will wear pink T-shirts.

Proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Awareness — Cumberland Valley. Admission will be by donation. There will be door prizes and 50/50 raffles.  

Recycling challenge

Clear Spring Elementary School is holding a telephone directory recycling challenge.  

The event will run through April 29. Students are collecting unwanted phone books to help celebrate Earth Day.  

The project is also part of a contest where the top six schools which collect the most phone books will win a cash prize for school supplies. The prizes will be donated by Grosh's Lawn Service, EZtouse.com and Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union. Phone books can be dropped off in the school lobby.

Easter egg hunt

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, at 12624 Trinity Church Drive in Clear Spring, will hold a community Easter egg hunt Saturday at 11 a.m. The public is invited.

For more information, call 301-842-2225 or 301-842-3759.

Marriages celebrated

St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring will hold a celebration of weddings Sunday, June 26. The celebration will honor anyone married at St. John's. The church is looking forward to having residents join the worship that day as well as for a special program.

The public is invited. A reception will follow the service.  

To register, call the church office at 301-842-2500.  

Up, up and away

Balloon sculptures are on display in downtown Hagerstown through June 15. The community arts project raises money for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

Clear Spring artist Cindy Downs created the balloon titled "Hager Van Gogh."

It combines Vincent Van Gogh's most famous painting, "Starry Night," with the city of Hagerstown. Beneath swirling stars is the School for the Arts, The Maryland Theatre, City Hall, Hager House, Fine Arts Museum and Zion Church.

There are 27 balloons, each unique and within walking distance of the downtown area. Many of the downtown stores have walking tour maps available.

Did you know?

Did you know that there was a store on the corner of Cumberland and Martin streets? It was called Peterman's. William T. Peterman kept a diary of the daily happenings around Clear Spring.

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