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July 23, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

National Night Out set for Tuesday, Aug. 4

The local observance of the 10th annual National Night Out celebration will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Hancock's Widmeyer Park.

This year, everyone can expect the usual family fun and a few extras.

The K-9 demonstrations, child identity card processing, and fire and safety demonstrations will be supplemented with blood pressure screenings, water slides and a moon bounce.

The municipal swimming pool will be open from 6:30 to 9 p.m. free of charge, and food will be available in the Lions Club Pavilion (in addition to burgers, hot dogs and soft drinks, there is usually fresh corn on the cob).

Entertainment at the band shell will be provided by Traverse, winners of the Guitar Hero competition, and the Hancock United Methodist Church Praise Team. Plan to be in the park that night from 6 to 9 p.m., weather permitting. Thursday, Aug. 6 is the rain date.


Many thanks go to the Hancock Police Department and the folks at the Interfaith Service Coalition for their hard work sponsoring and organizing the event.


The Hancock Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue at the Fire Hall, at 3 Fulton St., Sunday from 11 a.m. until sold out. Dinners include a half-chicken, baked beans, and coleslaw for $6.50 per dinner or $3.50 for a half-portion.

For more information, call 301-678-7739.

Bake sale

If you are hungry today for a special snack, stop by the Tri-State Community Health Center for a bake sale sponsored by the Tri-State Boosters Club. The center is at 130 W. High St. The bake sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday.

The proceeds will benefit the club's community service projects.

The Boosters Club is hosting a community yard sale and car wash Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by the Tri-State office to sign up for a space for $10.

Check out the library

If you are planning to do some reading on vacation or during some travel time, check out the hundreds of downloadable audio books at the public library.

You can download best-selling titles to your PC, then transfer them to an iPod or burn them to a CD.

They are made available through the Maryland Digital e-Library Consortium. You can also load up on paperbacks from the well-stocked racks at the Hancock Library in Widmeyer Park.

Your friendly librarian is always ready to make suggestions of new best-sellers or old favorites.

Let a mom brag

It was just announced that four Hancock students, including our younger son, Stephen Weatherholt, made the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University. Stephen is joined by Erin Smith, Alexis Cavey and Daniel Mauk, as students who achieved a 3.4 average grade at FSU. Keep up the good work, ladies and gentlemen.

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