Carnival to start

July 23, 2012|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

The annual Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival will be July 30 to Aug. 4 at the carnival grounds on Big Springs Road.
Entertainment this year will be: 

  • Monday, July 30 —  W.T. Fleming & No Fences (local band)
  • Tuesday, July 31 — The Avalons (1950s and ’60s band)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 1  — The Back Creek Valley Boys (bluegrass band)
  • Thursday, Aug. 2 — Hick Town (country band)
  • Friday, Aug. 3 — Marie (Reba impersonator)
  • Saturday, Aug. 4 — Reagan Years (1980s band)

There will be two shows nightly at 7 and 10 p.m.
Sherwood Rides will provide the rides this year. Ride-all-night tickets are available at area businesses and from fire company members for $13 each if purchased before July 30 at noon. Tickets can be purchased on the grounds during the event for $20. 

There will be food, games and entertainment for the whole family. No pets or coolers will be permitted.   

Library news

The Clear Spring Library will hold a book discussion Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 11:15 a.m. This month’s selection is “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. Bring a cup and coffee will be provided. For a copy of the book, contact the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Library at 301-842-2730.

Also at the library, there will be a Lego Building Club session Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 3:45 p.m. The children will be given access to Duplos and Legos. There will be a building challenge, but free building is allowed. 

For more information, call 301-842-2730.

An end-of-summer reading club celebration will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 3:30 p.m. at the library. The party will celebrate participation in the summer reading club. 

To register, call 301-842-2730.

Did you know?

Did you know that there were train stations at Big Pool, Big Spring and Charlton? There was a flag stop at Ashton. Not only did the trains transport passengers, but they carried grain, feed, coal, hay, bark and all types of merchandise. One time, the train wrecked at Big Pool and spilled two cars of molasses. The people of Big Pool were stocked up on molasses for two years. 

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