Students, principal to take the plunge

January 23, 2012|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

There will be a Polar Bear Plunge in coordination with the Special Olympics of Maryland to help raise money and awareness. 

The Special Olympics has provided funds for the high school’s unified sports teams. The 2010-11 bocce team won the state championship.  

The high school has about 40 students who have taken the commitment to take the plunge Saturday at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis. Due to this commitment, school Principal James Aleshire has agreed to take the plunge with them. 

If anyone in the community would like to donate to the cause, send in money to the school or with a student (checks can be made out to Special Olympics Maryland).

Garden club thankful for support

The Clear Spring Garden Club wishes to thank all of those who helped with Christmas in Clear Spring, and those who attended. 

The community support made it a truly delightful evening. 

From the early planning stages, thank you to those who participated in the scheduling of activities and those who stepped forward to join the activities.

In addition, the club wishes to thank the members of Hilltop Christian Fellowship for providing and lighting luminarias at Little Rose Hill Cemetery.

Also, they thank four young musicians from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts: Aaron Powell, Bill Mason, Evan Tritapoe and Adam Stewart, who provided Christmas guitar music. 

There was so much enthusiasm this year for the event that in the future, when it is held again, any group or organization interested in participating will be asked to send a representative to the first planning meeting.
Homemakers to meet Feb. 7

Clear Spring Homemakers will meet Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Also, save March 22 for the charity scholarship bingo event at the North American Rod and Gun Club.

Little League rules clinic

Maryland District 1 Little League will conduct a rules and umpire training clinic every Tuesday in February starting, Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

The clinics will be held at the Church of Christ on Leitersburg Pike. 

If you are a baseball or softball coach, manager, umpire or interested parent, you are encouraged to attend the sessions. There have been several significant rules changes, including important bat changes for Little League.

 The sessions are free to Little League volunteers.

 For more information, call Denny Hockensmith at 301-416-2841 or Dave Grahams at 301-791-1687.

Did you know?

Did you know that 129 Cumberland St. (the building with the round roof), was where World War I soldiers hung out? It was a WWI canteen, and later, for a little while, it was a library.

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