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September 09, 2010|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT

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Town showing signs of fall season

With the return of some cooler nights, Hancock is showing signs of the coming fall season.

Canal-Apple Days is on the horizon, and there is still time to sign up to be in the parade or open a vendor's stand in the park.

Call the Town Office at 301-678-5622 for information.

Thrift store to get new roof

The Interfaith Service Coalition's Loaves and Fishes thrift store is getting a new roof.

The charity moved into the former Pittman's Grocery at the corner of High Street and Pennsylvania Avenue several years ago.

The building had been showing its age, and through some well-placed grants it is getting a new pitched roof to cover the old flat roof.


This will add many more years to this store, which sells clothing and goods to local citizens at rock-bottom prices.

All proceeds are plowed back into the community to help elderly and low-income residents.

Debbie Cohill, Interfaith Service Coalition executive director, said, "We are so fortunate that all the money to fund these projects has come from private donors, private family foundations and other business charitable foundations."

Class of 1959 planning reunion

The Hancock High School class of 1959 will hold its annual reunion picnic Saturday at the Lions Club pavilion in Widmeyer Park. The meal will be at noon and classmates are asked to take a covered dish to share.

Yard sale to benefit women's church group

The Women 4 Worship group at Park Head United Methodist Church will hold a yard sale Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a baked goods table, soup and sandwiches will be for sale and homemade soups will be for sale by the quart. The event takes place in the church's fellowship hall behind the church along U.S. 40 in Big Pool.

Exercise to Latin rhythms

Zumba classes will be offered at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center beginning Saturday at 9 a.m.

The instructor is Rene Garcia Kesecker of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and the cost is $6 per lesson.

For more information, call the instructor at 304-266-3430 or contact the Hancock Arts Council, which is co-sponsoring the classes.

Scarecrows in Hancock contest to get under way

Hancock in Motion is sponsoring a contest to help decorate the town for the fall season.

"Scarecrows of Hancock" invites individuals, businesses, organizations, churches and schools to decorate a scarecrow to place on a light pole, in their front yard, on a porch or otherwise display.

Contest rules are available at Town Hall, and there is a registration form on the back of the booklet. The contest is free. Prizes will be awarded for the cutest, most unique and judges' choice. Judging will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. Prizes of $25 for each category will be sent out before the end of October. You can also e-mail"> for instructions and registration.

Hancock in Motion is also sponsoring a kids fall resale that same day - Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Widmeyer Park. Spaces cost $10 and you must register ahead of time. Only baby, child and teen items will be permitted.

Send cards

Brittany Radcliff went to school in Hancock with our youngest son, Stephen.

He was very distressed to hear that she was in a terrible car accident while on vacation in Las Vegas.

Brittany was on leave from the U.S. Air Force in July.

Brittany is paralyzed with only a 50 percent chance of walking again.

She is in a hospital in Richmond, Va., which specializes in spinal cord injuries. Her family is asking the community to send cards to her to keep her spirits up. Mail to: Brittany Radcliff, 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., Spinal Cord Injury Services (128), Richmond, VA 23249.

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