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September 23, 2010|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT

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Photo contest

The fifth annual Hancock Area Photo Contest has drawn to a close, and 119 photos now take center stage on the Hancock Facebook page.

It will be a difficult task for the judges this year, as I have taken a peek at the photographs - and they are outstanding.

Some of them will be on display in the windows of the old Game Room at the corner of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.


Winners will be announced at the Hancock War Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Alpaca Farm Days

National Alpaca Farm Days will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cherry Run Farm, 595 Dyer Road, Mercersburg, Pa.

The farm is five miles off Interstate 70 north of Hancock.

The celebration includes free food, live music from the Hancock- based duo Take Two and activities for children.

For more information, call 717-294-6115 or go to

Breast health luncheon

The John R. Marsh Cancer Center and the Avon Foundation "Supporting the Safety Net" grant are combining to sponsor a free breast health education luncheon at Hancock Town Hall Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Keynote speaker will be Kristy Hose. Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, call Crissy Weaver at 301-665-4656.

Flag football

Lorie Faith and Shannon McKinley have organized the Panthers Alumni Flag Football game to be held in Widmeyer Park on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Games will start at 10 a.m. with a registration fee of $15 to cover the cost of a shirt for the participant.

Any former Panthers football player is encouraged to participate regardless of the year they graduated.

Teams will be put together according to years of graduation and number of participants registered.

The Hancock Lions Club will offer breakfast that morning and then Hancock in Motion will host a duck derby at 2 p.m. in the park.

Registration forms can be obtained at local businesses or by calling 301-678-7648 or 301-678-5977.


The annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk takes place in Hancock on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Walkers and supporters are invited to meet at the Church Street parking lot of the Western Maryland Rail Trail at 1:30 p.m. for a three-mile walk, reminding participants that many people around the world have to walk longer distances for food and water.

A portion of the funds raised will return to Hancock to help local citizens.

Call the Rev. Carol Davis at 301-678-5510 for a pledge packet. You can also donate by mail to CROP Walk 2010, c/o Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St., Hancock MD 21750, or go online at

CROP Walks are held nationwide at this time of year, sponsored by Church World Service and local congregations.

New business

A new business opening in Hancock along Main Street will offer classes for making homemade cards, quilting techniques, crochet, embroidery and simple sewing projects.

The Sewing Basket, at 64 W. Main St., will offer these classes beginning in October.

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