Legion Post 222 installs new officers

On July 19, the newly elected officers of Joseph C. Herbert Post 222 of the American Legion in Clear Spring were installed for the 2011-12 year. Russell Meyers of Westminster Post 231, immediate past western district commander, was on hand to conduct the ceremony.

The new officers are: Commander — Michael Shirk; Senior Vice Commander — Robert Carbaugh; Junior Vice Commander — David Snyder; Judge Advocate — Douglas Gearhart; Adjutant — Edward Clopper; Finance Officer — Samuel Snyder; Historian — Richard Kershner; Executive Committeemen — Brady Haines, Gerald Shupp and Joseph Hovermale.

Steak feed set for Aug. 12

There will be a steak feed Friday, Aug. 12, at the Clear Spring American Legion picnic grounds.

The doors open at 6 p.m.

Food will be served until sold out.
 
Tickets cost $15. Advance tickets are available at Clear Spring American Legion bar. There are limited tickets available. Proceeds benefit veterans and local youth programs.

Peach festival planned for Aug. 20

A peach festival will be Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. Paul’s Reformed and Lutheran Churches, on U.S. 40, three miles east of Clear Spring.

The festival will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

There will be peach pies (made with fresh peaches), sliced peaches, country ham sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, ham and bean soup, chicken corn soup, drinks (including peach tea) and a baked- goods table.

There will be an inflatable bounce for children. Proceeds will benefit vacation Bible school.

The event will go on rain or shine.

For more information, call Glenda Drury at 301-790-2686.

Summer reading club wrap-up party planned

Clear Spring Library will hold a summer reading club wrap-up party titled “Journey’s End” Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 3:30 p.m..

Come celebrate the end of the summer journey at the library.

Stories, games, crafts and snacks will be available. Registration is required for this event.

To register, call 301-842-2730.

Did you know?

Did you know that if the Old National Pike could talk, it might have some very interesting stories?

Many presidents of the United States traveled on it to Clear Spring and on to Camp Harding.

Many plush stagecoaches, freight wagons, covered wagons carrying families, and farmers driving their cattle and pigs used the Old National Pike in those days.

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