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April 15, 2010|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT

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Church to hold dinner Saturday

Parkhead United Methodist Church in Big Pool will host a hot roast beef sandwich dinner to benefit the Children of Haiti Saturday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. (or until sold out). The dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall behind the church on U.S. 40.

In addition to the beef, the menu includes mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with corn, applesauce, beverage and dessert. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 4 to 10. Those 3 and younger eat free.

Run for a cause

Hancock Rotary President Melinda Golden recently joined "The Little Brain That Could" team to participate in the American Brain Tumor Association's Path to Progress 5K Run/Walk.


The event, to be held May 22, will raise money for brain tumor research and patient/family education programs.

She is walking in memory of her friend and teaching colleague Sandy Jackson. Sandy and Melinda were friends for more than 50 years. Sandy lost her battle to brain cancer in August 2009.

For 37 years, the American Brain Tumor Association has provided funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. The association is also the recognized resource for comprehensive, up-to-date information and compassionate support for brain tumor patients, families and caregivers who are living with this disease.

If you would like to support Melinda and learn more about this event, go to, follow the link and enter "The Little Brain that Could."

Melinda's name will be on the team roster and you can make a contribution there.

Church's organ recital postponed until May 23

If you were planning to attend the organ recital at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Sunday, it has been postponed to May 23.

This will give you more time to put it on your calendar and anticipate the music from young organist Daniel Weatherholt.

Evening in Hancock to be held Friday

This Friday is the Hancock Arts Council's annual Evening in Hancock fundraiser.

The buffet dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Park-n-Dine Restaurant, with the show to follow.

Local favorites returning this year to offer music or poetry include Matt Hahn, Kristen Palmer, Ann Knox, Ben Anderson, Rayland Swain, William Lotts and others.

The Riverun Blues Band, comprised of Hancock Mayor Dan Murphy, Mike and Carolyn Kligerman, Russ and Donna Miller and Sinclair Hamilton, will close out the evening with rhythm and blues.

Tickets cost $30 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Hancock Town Office, 126 W. High St.

Soap box derby set for this weekend

The All-American Soap Box Rally will be held this weekend in Hancock.

The two-day event takes place on High Street on Saturday and Sunday. Registration begins both days at 7 a.m. with racing under way at 9 a.m.

There will be food vendors along the route.

For more information, call Town Council member Tim Smith at 301-988-2776.

Fire company

The Hancock Fire Co. did not win the grant it was hoping for last month, but it did get enough response to get a second try in this month. You can help them by going to to vote. If the community helps, the fire company just might be able to get the needed equipment.

Taxing time

The local post office welcomes your business today as you last-minute folks mail your taxes to Uncle Sam. One of the joys of a small town is our local post office where our friendly neighbors help us with mailing letters and packages. Delivery in town is door to door and you can rent a P.O. box if you need one. I salute our local postal carriers and workers.

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