Variety show takes place this weekend

March 12, 2012|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

The Clear Spring Lions Club’s 61st annual minstrel/variety show takes place Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Clear Spring High School auditorium.

This year’s anniversary theme is “Lions Traveling a Musical Highway.”

Entertainment by Tri-State Stage Band will begin one hour before the show. 

Admission costs $6 for adults, $4 for children and preschoolers get in free.

Everyone attending must have a ticket. Tickets are good only for the date printed on the ticket.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Clear Spring Hardware Store, 136 Cumberland St. in Clear Spring. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. 

The newly renovated school auditorium is handicapped-accessible. 

Director Burma Miles will lead the chorus in a variety of musical ensembles. Musical support will be provided by W.T. Fleming on guitar and Allison Kriner-Wade on keyboard.

This year, there will be two masters of ceremony — Lion Dan Fleming and Lion Doug Mullendore will co-host the show. They will be supported by entertainers Norris Belt, Tom Knode and Donnie Mellott, along with the support of many community members.

The show is the Clear Spring Lions’ largest fundraiser of the year and provides support to projects such as scholarship awards, eye examinations and eyeglasses for needy children, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts programs, Little League baseball, youth soccer, athletic awards, American heritage essay contest awards, Clear Spring fire and ambulance companies, Clear Spring High School band and chorus, Clear Spring High School athletics, Lions Club community food bank, Maryland Eye Bank, Leader Dog program, Hunters and Farmers Feeding the Hungry, books for Clear Spring Elementary School’s enrichment program, hospital equipment and other Lions International programs.

For more information, call Belt at 301-842-3831.


Spaghetti dinner planned before show

In addition to the variety show, residents can support the Clear Spring Band Boosters by attending a spaghetti dinner Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.  at the school.  

If you choose to come on Saturday, the Clear Spring High School athletic department will serve a roast beef supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, the athletic department will hold a soup and sandwich sale beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Dinners are not included in the ticket price for the show.

For more information, call the school at 301-766-8082.

Grange gives book to library

Wacohu Grange, in cooperation with the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation Ag Literacy Program, recently presented the book, “Seed, Soil and Sun” to the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library in Clear Spring.

Wacohu Grange representative Gerry Reid presented the book to library Branch Manager Angie Garcia.

Slippery potpie dinner

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, will hold a slippery potpie supper Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The cost of the supper is by donation and the church is handicapped-accessible.

Bonanza planned

Clear Spring Vol. Fire Co. will hold a minibingo bonanza Saturday, March 24, at the Special Events Building, 12323 Big Springs Road. 

There will be 23 games and two jackpots. Nine cards are included and jackpots are included in the game pack. Extra nine-packs can be purchased.

The doors open at 4 p.m., early birds will be at 5:30 p.m., bonanza games start at 5:45 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. 

Tickets cost $30 each. Everyone entering must have a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the regular Saturday night bingo (from 4 to 10 p.m.) or by mail: P.O. Box 400, Clear Spring, MD 21722. attn: minibonanza tickets

There also will be King Tuts and 50/50s. 

The kitchen will be open. The building is handicapped-accessible. 

Those who purchase tickets before March 17 will be entered into a drawing. 

For more information, call 301-842-2200 or 301-842-1409. 

‘All Shook Up’

 Clear Spring High School will present “All Shook Up” at the school Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m.

The show was inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students, senior citizens and active military personnel.

For more information, call 301-766-8999, ext. 75225.

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