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Church throwing Hancock block party

August 15, 1999

HANCOCK - Hancock is having a block party on Saturday thanks to Hancock Baptist Church.

The Southern Baptist church at 180 W. Main St., is throwing the party with free food and entertainment to thank the community, said Larry Weaver, chairman of the deacons.

The block party will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the parking lot between Sheetz and the church, Weaver said.

"The town's been good to us, so we decided to do this to thank the town of Hancock," Weaver said.

The day's events include an Ugly Truck Contest to be judged by Mayor Dan Murphy at 2 p.m. and an antique car show in which people can vote for their favorite, Weaver said.

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Basketball free-throw contests will be held for adults, high schoolers and junior high schoolers, and live Christian music will be provided by three different musicians.

Free food will be available.

The event also includes carnival games, puppet shows, a clown and a dunking booth featuring the principal of Hancock Middle-Senior High School.

On the serious side, law enforcement agencies will provide child safety seat checks, a self-defense demonstration and drug education, Weaver said.

Bibles will be given away.

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