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August 26, 2010|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT

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Canal-Apple Days



School has started and summer is winding down, which means its time to wind up for Canal-Apple Days.

Hancock's 34th annual fall festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, and includes a parade through town plus lots of vendors, displays of local interest and entertainment, all in Widmeyer Park. Parade participants and vendors are urged to contact the Hancock Lions Club to participate.

Church dinner



It's dinner time. The Women-4-Worship group at Parkhead United Methodist Church will host a dinner Saturday in their Fellowship Hall (behind the Church on U.S. 40 at Big Pool).

The event starts at 4 p.m. and will continue until they are sold out. Donations are accepted for the menu of a hot roast beef sandwich or a hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and beverage. A bake stand will be available with a lot of homemade goodies.

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Photo exhibit



There is a new photo exhibit at Hancock's War Memorial Library titled "Our Feathered Friends." Members of the Hancock Area Photo Club are contributors and Tracy Salvagno put the exhibit together. The exhibit will remain on display through the month of September. Meanwhile, the finalists in the Hancock Photo Contest will be announced in a few weeks. Deadline to enter is Aug. 31.

Welcome back



As it continues its yearlong 175th anniversary celebration, members of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church will welcome back another of its former parish interns as guest preacher Sunday.

The Rev. John C. Martin, now ordained and serving at Church of the Holy Cross in Cumberland, Md., will deliver Sunday's sermon at the historic church.

Martin interned at the local church during the 2008-09 academic year. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt will share the services with this special guest.

Sunday services at St. Thomas', at Church and High streets, are at 7:30 a.m and 10 a.m., and are open to all.

This fall, St. Thomas' will host two concerts and a number of other special events to close out its anniversary year.

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