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Minstrel show scheduled for this weekend

March 11, 2013|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

The Clear Spring Lions Club will hold its 62nd annual Minstrel/Variety Show Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Clear Spring High School.

Tickets cost $6 for adults, $4 for students and children, and are free for preschoolers.  
 
There are opportunities to have dinner hosted by local organizations before the shows.  

The Clear Spring Band Boosters will hold a spaghetti dinner Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Tickets cost $6.75 for adults and $4.75 for those ages 2 to 12. 

The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and dessert. There will be a cake auction, the winners of which will be announced at 7 p.m. 

Tickets will be on sale at the door. For advance tickets, call Lori at 301-331-5467. 

The Clear Spring High School athletic department will hold a roast beef supper Saturday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and a soup and sandwich sale Sunday, starting at 11:30 a.m. Dinners are not included in the cost of the show and are paid for separately.

Essay contest winners

Joseph C. Herbert Unit 222 Clear Spring American Legion announced the winners of its annual essay contest. 

This year’s topic was “What Freedom Do I Enjoy the Most?”

 Winners for group one (third and fourth grades) were: first place, Olivia Frye; second place, “Trey” Lawrence Giles III; and third place (tie) Catie Snyder and Melody Swain. Winners in group three (seventh and eighth grades) were: first place, Danielle Cornwell; second place: Nicola Al Sahouri; and third place (tie) Amanda Keelan and Lily Potterfield. There were no entries for group two (fifth and sixth grades).

Potpie dinner

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Big Pool will hold a slippery potpie dinner Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m.

The menu includes country ham or chicken slippery potpie, coleslaw, applesauce, beverage and dessert. There also will be a dessert auction, and peanut butter and coconut eggs will be sold.

The community is invited.

The meal is by donation.

Food for seniors

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, at 12624 Trinity Church Drive, Clear Spring, will host an afternoon of food and fellowship for senior citizens Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. 

A light lunch of soup and sandwiches will be provided. 

All seniors are invited to the free event. Bring a friend to share an afternoon of good times. 
 
For more information, call 301-842-2225 or 301-842-3759.

Easter egg hunt

Hilltop Christian Fellowship will hold a community Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m. The community is invited. For more information, call 301-842-2225 or 301-842-3759.

Community dinner

The annual community dinner will be Wednesday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Blairs Valley Fellowship Building, 13505 Blairs Valley Road. 

Delivery will be available for shut-ins in the Clear Spring area. 

For deliveries, call Ernst Market at 301-842-2292.

Dodgeball tournament set for March 23 at school

The Clear Spring FBLA will host a dodgeball tournament Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m. The tournament is open to Clear Spring High School students.

The teams should consist of six or seven people; one member must be of the opposite sex, and cost is $5 per person.

Admission costs $2 per person at the door. There will be concessions and 50/50 tickets sold. The team that wins gets double its money back.

Library news

The Clear Spring Library will hold teen craft day Tuesday, March 19, at 3:45 p.m. Stop by after school to hang out with friends, have a snack and make a Duct Tape craft.

The event is for those in middle and high school.

The library also will present “How the Railroads Were Used in the Civil War” by Alan Hedges on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. 

 Hedges will discuss the role railroads played in the Civil War, and how trains factored into the successes and failures of local campaigns, such as Antietam and Gettysburg. Combining his knowledge of trains and American history, Hedges will share a fresh perspective on the American Civil War. 

To register, call 301-842-2730.

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