Downs to talk about trail hike

September 26, 2011|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

On Sunday, Oct. 9,  Alan Downs will give a talk about his adventures as he hiked the 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail this summer.

The talk will be given at St. John’s UCC Church at 211 E. Cumberland St. in Clear Spring. The talk will be in the fellowship hall at 10:30 a.m. He will have photos, the supplies he took, lots of stories and time to answer questions.

He will also speak at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church at 201 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown Sunday, Oct. 23, at 9:45 a.m. in the Sunday school chapel. The public is invited to these events.

Pig roast planned

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, at 12624 Trinity Church Drive in Clear Spring, will hold its annual pig roast Saturday, starting at 6 p.m.  

The community is invited to the free event.
For more information, call 301-842-2225 or go to

Benefit dinner

There will be a benefit dinner to help an area family Sunday from 11 a.m. until sold out at the Clear Spring Special Events Building, 12323 Big Spring Road.  

The menu includes pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, green beans, baked apples, roll and butter, and beverages. A bake sale stand will also be available. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 10 and younger.  

The event is sponsored by Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co.

Legion drawing

Clear Spring American Legion will hold a gun/money drawing Sunday at the Legion pavilion from noon to 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 per couple.


Clear Spring Homemakers will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 12:30 p.m. at the home of Mary Fiery at 12430 Nesbitt Ave. The theme is “Life in Romania.” New members are always welcome. For more information, call 301-842-2334.

Spaghetti supper

Wilson Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. There will also be a cake auction.  

The club is west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40.  

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for those ages 4 to 11.   

Library event

Clear Spring Library will host “Mini-Divas Story Time” Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m.    

Participants are asked to wear their favorite diva dress-up clothes for an hour of stories and activities. Registration is required for this event. To register, call 301-842-2730.  

Did you know?

Did you know that the yellow house at 103 Cumberland St. used to be a clothing store? During the Civil War, the Rebels rode down the street, stopped in front of the store, and shot the storekeeper right in his store.

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