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Chamber elects officers
Just in time for the holidays, the Hancock Chamber of Commerce has elected officers. Penny Pittman will once again be president, and Jackie Flowers will serve as vice president for the coming term.Â
The Chamber is sponsoring the "Support Your Local Business" contest, which lasts until Dec. 31.Â Pick up your game sheet and visit the businesses listed. More than half of the sheet needs to be checked off to be eligible. Local businesses have donated prizes, such as gift certificates, a free night's stay at the 1828 Train Inn, free haircut, free movie, gift bags and a free apple pie.Â
In addition, the Chamber is discussing the possibility of attracting the Maryland Renaissance Festival to our area. Festival officials have narrowed their search, but it is unclear whether they are considering Washington County. Finally, the Chamber members saw examples of new banners to be hung along the Rail Trail, including one featuring a photo from our local photo contest. Kudos to the Chamber and others for the improvements in the downtown area for the holidays.