Around Hancock

June 04, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

Schools take well-earned break

Summer vacation from school is beginning this week.

It's early this year because there were very few snow days to extend the academic year.

Kids are ready, parents are well, maybe ready.

They are looking for opportunities for fun and education over the summer, arranging child care with relatives and friends, and making plans for vacations.

I have already mentioned the day camp sponsored through the Washington County Recreation Department and openings at the Good Shepherd Preschool at the United Methodist Church on Main Street.

Now it's time to remind you of the annual Adventures in Friendship Camp co-sponsored by the Interfaith Service Coalition and St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.


The camp is for middle school students and helps to teach them life skills.

The camp began more than a decade ago when local church members noticed that many middle school students were either left on their own or in charge of younger siblings in the summer while both parents were at work.

The ISC was able to get grant money from churches and other agencies to fund the program and, over the years, this free camp has graduated a host of young persons who have grown in confidence and life skills.

Now is the time to sign up. For more information, call Debbie Cohill at 301-678-6605.

Rabies clinic

Dr. Daniel Murphy will hold a rabies clinic in the parking lot of his veterinary office, at 212 Maryland Ave., Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. All pets must be restrained and the price is $9 per pet.

Breakfast in the Park

The Hancock Lions Club invites you to Breakfast in the Park on Saturday morning from 7 to 10.

This is a hot, full-course breakfast for a low price plus a chance to chat with your friends and neighbors. The breakfasts will continue on the first Saturday of the month until cold weather.

Graduates' Sunday

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church will celebrate Graduates' Sunday this week. Graduates will receive the gift of a Bible. All graduates will be listed in the bulletin and honored by special prayers. Services begin at 10 a.m.

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