Chicken barbecue planned for April 28

April 17, 2012|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

District 15 Big Pool Civic Organization will hold a chicken barbecue  at the Big Pool Community Building Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until sold out. 

Tickets cost $7.

The menu includes one-half chicken, baked beans, applesauce, roll, cake and drink. 

Proceeds will go to the upkeep of the building.

If you are interested in renting the Big Pool Community Building for an event, call Heather Barnhart at 301-842-1363.

Roast turkey dinner to be held Friday, April 27

St. Paul’s Reformed Church will hold a roast turkey dinner at the Wacahu Grange Hall, 16412 National Pike at Huyetts Crossroads, Friday, April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. 

The meal includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, corn, roll, dessert and drink. 

Tickets cost $8 for adults, $6 for those ages 6 to 12, and are free for those 5 and younger. Carryout will be available.     

Old phone books sought for contest

Clear Spring Elementary School is collecting old phone books. 

The school is participating in a countywide competition that gives prizes to the school that gathers the most phone books. 

If you have some phone books that you can contribute, drop them off at Clear Spring Elementary School.

Potpie dinner set

Parkhead United Methodist Church will hold a country ham and chicken potpie dinner Saturday at 4 p.m. at the fellowship hall behind the church.

The menu includes potpie, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Donations will be accepted for the meal.

Marriage seminar planned at church

A marriage-enrichment seminar with John and Melissa Miller, full-time missionaries with Churches in Missions, will be held at Hilltop Christian Fellowship, 12624 Trinity Church Drive, Clear Spring, on Sundays, April 22, 29 and May 6. 

The seminar will be held during Sunday school from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Whether your marriage is good or struggling, the sessions are geared to move good marriages to awesome, and marriages that are struggling will find hope. 

Discussion topics include “Communicating with Your Spouse,” “Love Languages,” “Forgiving Your Spouse,” “Celebrating Your Marriage” and “The Roles of Husband and Wife.” 

Sunday school will be provided for children. 

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

Fort Frederick to host market fair

The 18th annual market fair will be held at Fort Frederick April 26 to 29. 

Thursday through Saturday, the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 

Tickets cost $5 for adults, $2 for those ages 6 to 12, and are free for those ages 5 and younger.

The event is hosted by Friends of Fort Frederick State Park Inc. and Fort Frederick State Park.

Attendees will see living-history encampments, period sutlers and traders, artisans and hear 18th-century entertainment.

For more information, call 301-84-2155 or go to

The Clear Spring District Historical Society will run the “Tavern on the Potomack” during the event. Homemade food and baked treats will be available.

Did you know?

Did you know that there was a meteor shower in Clear Spring on Nov. 13, 1833?  Meteors the size of a man’s fist fell from the sky in the middle of the night.


Residents were frightened and thought that it might be Judgment Day. One man’s neighbor who had borrowed a bridle and then denied that he borrowed it, on the morning after the shower. brought it back to his neighbor and made a tearful amends.

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