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August 12, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT

Music in the park

There will be great music in Widmeyer Park Sunday when Take Two comes with their mix of entertainment from the '50s onward.

Russ and Donna Miller, who have shared their talents at the Hancock United Methodist Church for many years, are now performers in their own right. Prepare to be delighted with Big Band sounds, country music and some original material. Russ plays a "mean" trumpet and Donna plays the keyboard.

Bring a lawn chair and come to the band shell area of the park at 3 p.m.

Way to go, Jennifer

Speaking of Russ and Donna, they have more news. Their daughter, Jennifer, is preparing to enter Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., this fall.

She has been appointed as part-time pastor for two small churches in the Berkeley Springs, W.Va., area, so she will be a busy student this year, serving the churches and studying to be a full-time Methodist pastor.


As a female minister myself, it is so gratifying to see talented young women called to serve in God's ministry.

Church festival

Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church hosts its annual church festival Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. on the church grounds.

The menu includes country ham sandwiches, steamers, chili dogs, homemade soups, ice cream and whole pies. The Gilford Station Bluegrass Band will perform and there will be games and a dunk tank for entertainment.

The church is on Exline Road off Western Pike just west of Hancock.

Photo contest

The deadline for the Hancock photo contest is Monday, Aug. 31. Submit your photos at the Hancock town office or to the Hancock branch of Washington County Free Library in Widmeyer Park. Ten to 12 photos will be selected with one grand prize winner, four category winners and honorable mentions. Selections will be announced by Sept. 15.

Cross country practice

Cross country returns to Hancock High School Saturday. The first practice is at 8 a.m. at the school. Coach Jeff Spielman says he's excited about the new possibilities and encourages any interested students to show up.

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