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October 08, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

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PTA Fall Fling scheduled for Saturday

Don't forget about Hancock Elementary PTA's big Fall Fling starting Saturday at 8 a.m. in Widmeyer Park. With food, hayrides, a pumpkin decorating contest, more than 35 vendors, yard-sale items and live music, this new event looks like a winner! Staci Doll, elementary PTA treasurer, is purchasing unwanted or broken gold, silver, and/or platinum at the event. A check will be issued to you that day, and all proceeds from the sales will benefit the PTA. Call her at 301-678-7274 with any questions. 

Health classes set for local church

Health by Design is the name of a series of classes that will be offered on three upcoming Saturdays at Hancock Presbyterian Church. Each session will cover a different topic related to nutrition and healthy eating.  Weight management and good food shopping will also be addressed. Two local registered nurses, Carol Grove and Kathy Rabon, will conduct the classes. Dates are Oct. 10 and 24 and Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The church is at 17 E. Main St., across from the Hancock Rescue Squad.  Register free by calling 301-790-8964. 



Christmas for Others registration coming up

Registration dates for Christmas for Others are coming up. This annual effort to assist needy local families and individuals at holiday time is sponsored by the Greater Hancock Council of Churches. Dates to sign up for are Oct. 12, Oct. 26 and Nov. 9, all from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St. Those registering for assistance will need to bring "proof of need" and official identification. For more information, call 301-678-5338. 


Halloween parade set for Oct. 28

Halloween items have been in area stores for a while now, and decorations are appearing on porches and doors around Hancock. It's not too soon to mark your calendar for the big Hancock Halloween Parade, which is coming up on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The parade steps off from Widmeyer Park at 7:30 p.m. and heads east on Main Street to the Park-n-Dine. Much of the parade route is lined with food sales by local churches and civic organizations, so you can come early and enjoy a bite of supper. This will be the 62nd year for these annual festivities, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hancock. 


Hancock Panther Band to compete in showcase

Our acclaimed Hancock Panther Band is looking forward to the Washington County Schools' Showcase of Bands. This popular yearly extravaganza is set for next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in School Stadium at South Hagerstown High School. Each of the seven county high school bands performs its field show, and the evening concludes with a grand finale by the combined bands! Tickets may be purchased from members of our Panther Band and from band boosters. Meanwhile, this Saturday, our Panthers travel to Southern Garrett High School to compete in a Tournament of Bands. If you go, plan to dress warmly. Nights are chilly in Garrett County. I remember one year when the kids almost froze!

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