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August 19, 2010|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT

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Why not donate some supplies for students?

Washington County Public Schools opened for students Wednesday, and Hancock is now in a new school year with all the attending activities.

Well, I remember the time when that first day of school meant a pile of forms to fill out, plus permission slips, physicals for sports, band rentals and school supplies.

Parents get slammed this time of year, and some local families are on the edge.

If you think about it when you are out shopping, pick up a few extra school supplies and drop them off at any church in Hancock.


They will make sure the supplies get to needy students.

Church festival set for Saturday

Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church will hold its annual church festival Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Homemade soups, ice cream, pies, country ham sandwiches, steamers and chili dogs are on the menu, and music and games are offered for entertainment.

The Guilford Station Bluegrass Gospel Band will perform.

The church is west of Hancock off Md. 144 with a turn to the south on Western Pike. Signs will be posted.

Golf tournament to benefit Camp Joy

The Camp Joy golf tournament will be Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Down River Golf Course in Everett, Pa.

Tickets cost $50 per person or $200 for a team, which includes greens fees, golf cart, beverages, snacks and lunch at the course.

Camp Joy is a summer workcamp sponsored by Hancock United Methodist Church and involves youth volunteers from churches in the Baltimore-Washington area who come together to perform home repairs for low-income citizens in the Hancock area.

Tickets can be purchased at Wheeler's Optical on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hancock, or call the church at 301-678-6440.

Meet the Squad Night planned at school Aug. 26

Hancock Middle-Senior High School Athletic Director Bill Sterner has announced a mandatory Meet the Squad Night on Thursday, Aug. 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

This is a chance for all athletes to meet with their coaches and review the information for their participation.

A schedule of games and transportation information will be distributed along with bookmark reminders about the dangers of hazing and cyber-bullying.

Athletes and parents must sign in at the door to get credit for attending.

This meeting affects students in the following sports: cross country, football, girls soccer, volleyball and cheerleaders.

Sterner wants to emphasize that this is a mandatory meeting for students who plan to participate in fall sports.

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