Hancock Briefs 10/13

October 13, 2000

Hancock Briefs 10/13

Halloween Parade set for Oct. 25

The Hancock Halloween Parade this year will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy said Wednesday.

The town has also designated Tuesday, Oct. 31 as the official day for trick-or-treating in the town, he said.

Mayor's tree to be planted Oct. 20

A ceremony to plant the "mayor's tree" by the Municipal Building will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 20, Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy said.

Living former mayors and families of other mayors are expected to attend the ceremony, Murphy said.

The ceremony is open to the public.

Yard debris pickup set for residents

The town of Hancock will pick up yard debris from Oct. 16 to 20 and Nov. 13-18.

Individuals who want debris picked up should call the town offices at 678-5622 by Oct. 16 for the October pickup and Nov. 13 for the November one.


Only yard debris items such as grass, leaves, twigs will be accepted.

Council hears police report

There were 111 calls for police service in Hancock in September, Chief Donald Gossage said during Wednesday's Town Council meeting.

There were 17 arrests during the month, 7 were adults and 10 were juveniles, he said.

There were 83 traffic citations: 49 for moving violations and 34 warnings, he said.

There were 140 parking citations.

Mayor, wife congratulated

Former Hancock Councilman Glorious Sagle Wednesday congratulated Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy and his wife, Debbie, on being named Most Wonderful Citizens of Washington County.

The Murphy's received that award during a Oct. 4 banquet. The award is part of the state's "Maryland, You Are Beautiful" program.

They will attend a Nov. 15 awards ceremony honoring Wonderful Citizens from throughout the state. They are also eligible for a state award.

- Scott Butki

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