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April 10, 2008|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

Evening in Hancock set for Friday

The second annual Evening in Hancock, sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council. takes place Friday evening.

Come to the Park-n-Dine Restaurant at 6 p.m. and see Mayor Dan Murphy play the tuba, hear Tori Anderson, Sinclair Hamilton, banjo pickers, fiddlers, you name it!

A few tickets will still be available at the door for this special night, which includes a delicious buffet. Dinner music will be by the Waltz Kings(with a few "Queens" too!)

All proceeds go toward more improvements for the Community Center stage and performance area. Tickets cost $25 each.

Preschool hosting annual trikeathon

The kids of the Good Shepherd Pre-School are hosting their annual trikeathon to benefit the renowned St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is in Memphis, Tenn.

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On Tuesday, April 29, the children will be riding in Widmeyer Park.

This will follow a week of learning about proper cycle safety and about how children can help other children.

The Good Shepherd students are collecting donations from family and friends to help St. Jude Hospital fight diseases, such as cancer, AIDS and sickle cell disease.

In the past six years, Good Shepherd has raised more than $14,000 for this internationally acclaimed hospital.

Kathy McCarty, chairperson for the event, has obtained some corporate and business sponsors who will provide prizes, including bicycle helmets, horns, ribbons and coupons. Anyone wishing to sponsor a student or make a donation for the trikeathon should call Kathy at 301-678-5100.

Good Shepherd Pre-School is housed at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St.

Youth work camp taking applications

Applications are now being received for CAMP JOY (Christian Appalachian Mission Project Joining Other Youth), the annual Methodist-sponsored Youth Work Camp around Hancock.

Local homeowners who are low income, elderly or disabled may apply to have work done on their homes. This may include painting, yard clean up, deck repair and ramps.

The 2008 edition of Camp Joy takes place in Hancock July 14 to 25.

Applications may be obtained from Hancock United Methodist Church by calling 301-678-6440.

Every summer, the local churches take turns serving dinner for the campers. This annual work event has helped many local citizens over the years.

Essays about Mom sought by salon

Is your mom a special woman in your eyes? If so, maybe you would like to write an essay of 100 words or less about why you think your Mom is the greatest.

If you send it to Lisa's Hair Salon on Pennsylvania Avenue, you just might win a "day of glam" for her from the Salon on May 10 - the day before Mother's Day.

Mothers sometimes don't take care of themselves because they are so busy taking care of others.

Dawn Souders and Lisa Dugan are accepting essays through April 25. Check at Lisa's establishment for additional details!

'Prom shop' has dresses

The Interfaith Service Coalition will be sponsoring a "prom shop" sometime this coming week, filled with donated dresses, shoes and handbags.

Dresses are being given from around the area and will be displayed for students to try on. The dresses will be sold for a small amount. As of this article, the place and time for the prom shop have not been decided, but if you are interested, you may contact Debbie Cohill at the ISC at 301-678-6605.

She will be sending information to Hancock High School for students who might need a "gently used" prom dress at an incredible price. And Debbie tells me that any dresses not needed for this spring's prom will be reserved for next fall's big Homecoming Dance!

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