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July 17, 2008|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

Sundays in the Park

Sundays in the Park, July Edition, will feature The Flash Backs, a retro rock group. The Hancock Arts Council is sponsoring these free summer concerts once per month in Widmeyer Park at 5 p.m. Pack a late Sunday picnic, bring your folding chairs and come to enjoy some great music. In case of rain, the concert is moved to the stage in the Town Hall and Community Center. For more information, call 717-294-3182.

Canal-Apple Days set for Sept. 13

Despite the loss of Red and June, two citizens and members of the Hancock Lions and Lioness Clubs, the torch is being picked up by Buddy and Marsha Dyer who are the co-chairpersons for this year's Canal-Apple Days Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. The Dyers are "open for business" if you have an entry. Bands, marching units, floats, antique cars, churches, clubs and organizations are all welcome. Contact the Dyers at 717-294-3459.

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Carnival going on in Berkeley Springs

The last nights of the Firemen's Carnival six miles away in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., are wrapping up with rides and entertainment. Tomorrow you may sign up for the karaoke contest at 6:15 p.m., and the first 25 who register will perform for the crowd. Every night is "family" night and your armband will allow you to ride the rides. Bring the kids along and enjoy a great outing that is nearby and affordable.

All-Star teams to begin tournaments

The Hancock Little League 9- and 10-year-old team and Senior Team are on their way "down the road" for games this weekend. There was a great turnout for the car wash and spaghetti dinner last Saturday, and the boys hustled with sponges in the morning and plates in the evening. The whole town is excited to see what the future will bring for these young boys, but you can be sure that they are already winners in our book.

Class of 1988 planning reunion

The Hancock High School Class of 1988 is planning a reunion Aug. 9 at the American Legion. If you are from that "era" or remember your classmates, please e-mail Jenny Ruppenthal at j.ruppenthal@myactv.net with your current address or addresses of classmates. They don't want to leave anyone out. The event at the Legion will begin with diner at 7 p.m. followed by a DJ from 8 to 11.

Preschool enrollment

Good Shepherd Pre-School is now accepting enrollment for the 2008-09 school year. The school offers a full preschool curriculum for half day or full day students. Before and after school care and delays/closings care is also available. The school is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 301-678-5100 or visit the school at the Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St.

VBS picnic set for this evening

A picnic supper and an outdoor Holy Communion service will mark the close this evening of a very successful week of vacation Bible school at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. Using the curriculum titled "God's Big Backyard," participants young and old have spent the week studying scriptures which encourage reaching out and serving others.

Nearly 70 children, young people and adults have attended the weeklong evening program, which opened Sunday.

Organizer Tracy Salvagno says that those who come tonight should plan to arrive an hour early - at 6 p.m. to share some light food and fellowship before final classes. The Rev. Allan Weatherholt and the Rev. Steven McCarty will celebrate Holy Communion at 8:15 p.m. Weather permitting, this will be outdoors in the front courtyard of the historic High Street Church. Music will be provided by the Rev. Anne Weatherholt, Gwynne Cavey and Stephen Weatherholt. Ice cream and social time will close out the evening. At the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, children and youth will reprise some of the music from Vacation Bible School, and craft projects from the week will be on display in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome at all these festivities.

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