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Easter on the way

April 13, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Easter is fast approaching and do you know why Easter is so "late" this year?

The date of Easter is based on the lunar calendar, which notes the phases of the moon. From early in the history of the Christian church, Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the first day of spring (the equinox). It varies every year and this year it is within a day of being the latest that it can fall.

Egg hunt

Hancock's Community Easter Egg hunt takes place Saturday in Widmeyer Park. The Hancock United Methodist Praise Band strikes up at 1 p.m. with the egg hunt at 2 p.m. You may register for door prizes at 1 p.m. and following the egg hunt, there will be a story time and drawing for prizes.

The Hancock Athletic Boosters will be on hand with a raffle to benefit its sign fund, and donations of nonperishable food items for the local food bank will be accepted. The rain date is April 23.

Photo exhibit

A photo exhibit titled "Candid Camera — Folks Around Town" is on display at War Memorial Library in Hancock.

It features candid photos of townspeople taken by Hancock Photo Club members. It will be on display through June.

Pictures include photos taken by Nancy Hopkins, Heidi Kielek, Tracy Salvagno, Sam Judge and Jessica Wilmoth.

The photo club will meet Sunday afternoon at St. Thomas Parish Hall. The club is planning its sixth annual Hancock Area Photo Contest open to all area photographers (any age, amateur or professional), offering cash prizes and exhibition of the winning and honorable mention photos at War Memorial Library.

The deadline for entering is Aug. 31. For more information contact Sam Judge at judge.sam@gmail or call 717-294-6599.

Concert planned

The Springs Chamber Ensemble will present a concert of folk and classical music from Eastern Europe at the Hancock Town Hall auditorium Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

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The performance by area musicians features Klezmer tunes — folk music from Eastern Europe and developed in the United States by Jewish immigrants — as well as classical music by Czech composer Antonin Dvorák, and Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.

Ensemble players will perform melodies on violins, violas, cellos, baritone, recorders, flute, oboe and trumpet. The performance is free.

School history sought

And I have a request from Hancock Middle/Senior High School Principal Marty Green.

This is his first year, and as he plans the commencement exercises, he is looking for items about the history of the high school such as: How many senior classes have graduated? In what year were 12th grade diplomas first awarded? (1928 or earlier?)

He would love to have information, photographs and memorabilia, especially from those early years. So if you are a Hancock High graduate, pull out those old scrapbooks, dust off those ancient trophies and blow the dust off those diplomas. Contact Green at 301-766-8186.

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