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July 24, 2008|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

All-Star teams went down the road, made town proud

The boys are coming home. Yes, the two Hancock teams - 9- and 10-year-olds and Senior League - played in the "big time" down in the "big city."

Although both teams were eliminated in the double-elimination tournament, their scores were "right up there" and considering the size of Hancock and the size of the teams, playing against teams from much more populous areas, the boys did a great job!

What a remarkable summer for Hancock!

The two teams can claim a record - the first time two teams have gone to the state level the same year and the first time the 9- and 10-year-old team has won the district championship.

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A great deal of credit goes to the managers - Harry Lanehart Jr. and Dave Faith - as well as all the parents and other adults who got the boys to the games, supported the team and supported the children.

I hope the boys will take this experience with them into the future. They have learned what hard work it is to achieve, how to work as a team, how to win and lose as a team and to follow the guidance of the adults who care for them. These are life lessons worth remembering.

Pool open for business

The Hancock Municipal Swimming Pool opened last weekend after an extensive renovation. The liner was repaired and lots of work was completed on other parts of the infrastructure.

Town officials have offered a "free week" for anyone who wants to come and swim at the pool until Saturday when the regular rates will go into force.

The Hancock pool is a great place to bring the family for an inexpensive, relaxing afternoon. It is also available for private parties in the evenings. For more information, call the town office.

Yard sale set for Aug. 2

Several years ago our neighbors in Little Orleans began sending their kids (those who wished) to the Hancock Middle-Senior High School.

Since that time, the school has gained some outstanding students and a closer relationship with this small community in eastern Allegany County.

The Little Orleans Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a yard and rummage sale on Saturday, Aug. 2.

You can rent a table or a space from them by calling Wilma Fletcher at 301-478-2882 or Donna Littleton at 301-478-2750. Let's help our neighbors just to the west.

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