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March 25, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT

Evening in Hancock



Tickets for the annual Evening in Hancock fundraiser are now available at Town Hall. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Park-n-Dine Restaurant.

There will be entertainment and a dinner buffet. The buffet is from 6 to 7 p.m., with the show opening at 7 p.m. There will also be a cash bar. Featured that evening will be a jazz combo, American music and poetry and a short reading.

The Hancock Arts Council Band and other performers will help make this an evening to celebrate the performing arts in Hancock. Tickets cost $30. The show has been sold out each year.

Fire hall now an emergency shelter



The Hancock Fire Co. took delivery of some cots from the Red Cross a few weeks ago, and is now a designated emergency shelter, complete with a generator in case of loss of power.

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They can provide shelter, warmth, food, showers, sleeping facilities and are a pet-friendly shelter for pets in some kind of carrier. Volunteers are needed to train to assist in case of a shelter need, and you can contact the fire company if you are interested. I know how important this resource is because my Dad in Kentucky had to go to a shelter this winter when the power was out for four days. From time to time, there are busloads of folks who get stranded on the interstate, so we know the need is there.

Easter egg hunt



Hancock Lions Club, Hancock United Methodist Church and Hardee's will host an Easter egg hunt in Widmeyer Park at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Three thousand plastic eggs will contain candy. The egg hunt is for Hancock-area children ages 12 and younger. Register after 1:30 p.m. at the park. Rain date is April 11.

Health Center offers teen walk-in clinic



The Tri-State Community Health Center will provide a teen walk-in clinic for those ages 13 to 19 in the Town Hall second floor from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. All visits are confidential, providing a variety of services. For more information, call 301-678-7256, ext. 241.

Hancock Presbyterian Church's pastor to speak at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church



The season of Lent is drawing to a close, and there is one speaker still to come in the Wednesday Evening Preaching Series at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Carol Davis, pastor of Hancock Presbyterian Church, will be the guest preacher Wednesday, April 1, as the series concludes. She will speak during a 7:30 service of evening prayer. A potluck supper precedes at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome at this special event at historic St. Thomas', at Church and High streets.

C&O Canal Pride Day volunteers needed



The event may be a month away, but now is the time to sign up to help with the C&O Canal Pride Day to be held in Hancock on Saturday, May 2. The purpose is to help prepare the canal for this year's visitors by painting, raking and removing overgrown vegetation.

Pride Days will be held in several other locations along the canal. The first 500 volunteers who sign up will get a free T-shirt and complimentary canal boat pass to use in Georgetown, Md.

Go to www.canaltrust.org/canalpride-app-2009. You may also call 301-714-2233.

The C&O Canal Trust is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to protect, restore, and promote the C&O Canal National Historic Park. The office is at 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown.

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