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May 20, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

Memorial Day a time for remembrance



This weekend is the Memorial Day holiday. Watch for the flags along Main Street and at the Veterans Memorial in Widmeyer Park. Spend a few minutes at the park reading the names on the memorial honoring their memories, and say a prayer for the safety of our local young men and women in uniform.

Annual banquet planned at school



Tickets for the annual Hancock athletic banquet are on sale at the high school. The banquet honors all students who have participated in the many sports offered at the school. The banquet takes place Wednesday, May 27, beginning at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Circus in town at Widmeyer Park



The circus is in town Friday, May 29, with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Widmeyer Park. The tent-raising is at 9 a.m., featuring the working elephants. You are welcome to come watch the set-up, then return to see the full show. Tickets are on sale at the Hancock Truck Stop, Shives Pizza and CNB bank. All proceeds benefit the Hancock Volunteer Fire Co.

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Missions event set for May 30



"Pullin' for Missions" is the title of a special event sponsored by Hancock United Methodist Church on May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Joseph Hancock Park. The program includes a menu of pulled pork barbeque, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, drinks and ice cream. Musical entertainment will be provided by the church's praise and worship team from 6 to 7 p.m. All funds will benefit the Outreach Missions Committee of Hancock United Methodist Church.

Farmers market back



Hancock's own farmers market is back. If you are a vendor and wish to sell items, you may register for free at the town office. The market is open Saturdays during warm weather from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joseph Hancock Park on West Main Street. Last year, there were lots of fresh veggies, baked goods, breads and other delectibles.

Love Your Neighbor Day coming up June 6



The ninth annual Love Your Neighbor Day, sponsored by the Hancock Assembly of God, takes place Saturday, June 6. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, in Widmeyer Park. The event will include a yard sale. Food, games and a drawing will be part of the festivities.

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