Around Hancock

May 07, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

Health fair

Don't forget about the health fair tomorrow at Hancock's Tri-State Community Health Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The theme for the day is "Going Green - A New Start to Healthy Living." The health fair will take place in the parking lot around the Tri-State Community Health Center at 130 W. High St. as well as next door in Town Hall.

The Teen Clinic will be open for tours and iPod drawings will be held. Other activities include music, games, face painting, magic shows, story time, a petting zoo and a tricycle rodeo in addition to area health vendors and organizations. There will also be health screenings, healthy snacks, prizes, giveaways and drawings.

The grand prize for the day will be a flat-panel TV. New this year, Tri-State will staff an Alex's Lemonade Stand to help raise awareness of childhood cancer.


The health fair is a joint effort of the Tri-State Community Health Center, Washington County Community Partnership for Children & Families and The Tobacco Coalition. For more information, call 301-678-7256.

Teen jobs

Our boys began working as soon as they could and found their first jobs in Hancock. Working for a local business is a great way for a teenager to begin learning about the "real world" and earning some spending money.

Several local businesses are advertising for jobs that are ideal as a teen's first job. Think about applying for the summer. Local business owners are sometimes willing to shift hours once you return to school. Check it out!

Circus is coming to town

Mark Friday, May 29, on your calendar. The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus is coming to town. This annual event, held in Widmeyer Park, is sponsored by the Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. and is an end-of-the-school-year treat for the kids.

Hunter safety course

A hunter safety course will be held at Tonoloway Rod & Gun Club this coming week. The class meets two evenings - Tuesday and Thursday - and for a longer session on Saturday.

The course is taught by certified instructors who are members of Tonoloway and is suitable for both young people and adults. Maryland law requires the course for a hunting license. Sign-up sheets are at Hendershot's Sporting Goods store on Main Street.

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday is Mother's Day. Hancock is a great place to come and eat, so call one of our terrific restaurants and make a reservation. Take Mom to church on Sunday morning and then enjoy a nice meal together. Happy Mother's Day!

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