Around Hancock

November 05, 2009|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

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Panthers Band

The Hancock High School Panthers Band won second place at the Atlantic Coast Championship of Tournaments of Bands last Sunday. While they were in the invitational division (bands which are below the top 25), this is the first time they have been invited to compete on this elite level.

The students and parents departed early Sunday morning and performed at about 9 a.m. in the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pa. After the awards, the students had a chance to enjoy Hersheypark before returning home.

The Band Boosters are sponsoring two fundraisers this month: a basket bingo Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Hancock American Legion and a ham potpie dinner Friday, Nov. 20, at Hancock Middle-Senior High School from 4:30 to 7 p.m.


Veterans Day

Next Wednesday is Veterans Day, and Hancock Middle-Senior High School will host the annual ceremony in the school auditorium at 11 a.m.

All veterans and current members of the Armed Forces are invited to attend, along with any citizens. Call and give your name to Tara Lazich at 301-766-8186 by Friday.

Keep a Senior Safe

The Interfaith Service Coalition will host its annual program "Keep a Senior Safe and Warm" Saturday, Nov. 14.

The popular program is offered free to local senior citizens and presents valuable safety and health information, how to save money on heating and other related tips.

Call Debbie or Mark at 301-678-6605 at the ISC to register. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. with the program getting under way at 9 a.m. in the Town Hall/Community Center, 126 W. High St.

Senior Night

Friday is Senior Night for the football, cheerleading and cross country teams at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. The festivities will be held just prior to the home football game against Bishop Walsh High School. Parents should report to the concession area at 6:45 p.m. and biographical forms from the students are due today by 3:30 p.m.

Free movie

God's Young Disciples will host an open house and movie at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St., Saturday at 3 p.m. "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" is the featured free movie with refreshments for purchase in the upper room of the fellowship hall. For more information, call Rita Henry at 717-294-6485.

Christmas for Others

If you have not yet registered for Christmas for Others, Monday, Nov. 9 is the next date. Stop by Hancock United Methodist Church between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Be sure to bring some proof of need. For more information, call 301-678-5338.

Church bazaar

And finally, usher in the coming holiday season with a visit to the St. Thomas' Episcopal Church bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas crafts, baked goods, homemade soups, a sit-down lunch and white elephant items are all featured.

The Christmas crafts are high-quality for early Christmas shopping, and the ladies are also hosting some vendors in the lower level of the Parish Hall. St. Thomas' is at Church and High streets, with parking in the lot to the east of the church.

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