Around Hancock

March 04, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT

Spring forward

Can you believe it is time to "spring forward?" I had to "Google" this several times to make sure, as the time change comes quite early this year. Set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night and enjoy a bit more light.

Online tax resource

Would you like to file your taxes online? Get answers to tax questions on the Web? Washington County Free Library has prepared a useful guide to online tax resources. Check with the librarian at the Hancock branch for details.

And be sure to mark March 20 on your calendar and enjoy movie night at the Hancock branch, featuring "Shrek III," in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Showtime is 7 p.m. and the movie is free.

'Souper Saturdays'

Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St., invites local senior citizens to "Souper Senior Saturdays" on the first Saturday of each month, March through June.


From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., soup, sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be served. There is ample parking and a chairlift.

To reserve a spot, call Nancy Douglas at 301-678-5640 or Nancy Younker at 717-294-3507. The next luncheon is Saturday.

Rum buns for sale

The Ladies of St. Peter and St. Patrick Catholic churches are at the ovens again. They will be selling rum buns Saturday after 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Parish Hall on East High Street. The buns cost $4 a pan and may be ordered by calling Hazel Souders at 301-678-6918.

Take the plunge

It's not too late to get in on the fun for the seventh annual Polar Bear Plunge at Tonoloway Lake Saturday at noon.

Sponsored by Pinnacle DJ, Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club and Triangle Restaurant, the event benefits the emergency fund of the Interfaith Service Coalition.

For applications, inquire at the Triangle or call the ISC at 301-678-6605. Jamie Wheeler and Zach Burnett are the organizers of this yearly charitable fundraiser.

Lenten series

"The Word of the Cross" is the theme of the 2009 Lenten Preaching Series at Hancock's historic St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

The series opened Wednesday with the Rev. Rick Morley, of St. John's, Frostburg, Md., and St. Peter's, Lonaconing, Md.

The text this year comes from I Corinthians, 1:18: "For the word of the Cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."

Each week, there will be a potluck supper and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., followed by Lenten worship and preaching at 7:30 p.m.

Next week's preacher will be the Rev. Steven McCarty.

St. Thomas' is at Church and High streets. The annual series is free and open to the public.

House numbers available

I've mentioned this before, but it bears repeating.

If you had an emergency at your house, would the firetrucks and rescue squad be able to see your house number?

There is an easy solution. Contact the Hancock Fire Co. and ask about their reflective signs for $10. Call 301-678-7739 or stop by for an order form.

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