Walk is Saturday

April 27, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

The large blue ribbons on the wrought iron fences that line St. Peter's and St. Thomas' historic cemeteries on High Street serve as a reminder to all passers-by.

The inaugural Walk to End Child Abuse takes place Saturday morning on the Western Maryland Rail Trail.

The walk begins at 9 a.m. at Joseph Hancock Park on West Main Street and continues along the blacktopped Rail Trail for two miles.

Runners can also participate and will be started slightly before walkers to prevent congestion.

All registered participants will be entered into prize drawings, and awards will take place after the walk. Those who register in advance will receive a free commemorative T-shirt. Shirts will be available for purchase on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Safe Place Child Advocacy Center in Hagerstown.

Packet pickup and walk day registration begins at 8 a.m. Awards and refreshments will be offered after the walk. The registration fee costs $10 per walker, with checks payable to the Hancock Police Department. To register, call Police Chief T.J. Buskirk at 301-331-7091 or Lorie Faith at 301-678-5977.

Egg hunt on again

April showers — well, you know the rest. So many showers have twice forced postponement of the community Easter egg hunt. Hancock United Methodist Church and other sponsors are hoping for a sunny day Saturday to try again.

The Methodist Praise Band strikes up at 1 p.m. with the egg hunt at 2 p.m. You can register for door prizes at 1 p.m. and following the egg hunt, there will be a story time and a drawing for prizes.

The Hancock Athletic Boosters will be on hand with a raffle to benefit their sign fund, and donations of nonperishable food items for the food bank at the Interfaith Service Coalition are encouraged.

Breakfast in the Park

The Masons will sponsor Breakfast in the Park Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. Come and eat before taking part in the day's other events.

PTA show canceled

The Elementary PTA contacted me to let the community know that the PTA "Hancock's Got Talent" show has been canceled. It was originally scheduled for Friday. The PTA apologizes for any inconvenience.

Yard sale planned for children's items

Hancock in Motion will sponsor a kids' resale yard sale Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Widmeyer Park.

The event is for infant through teen items only. It includes kids' clothing, toys, kids' furniture, children's books, games and baby items. Maternity items will also be accepted. It costs $10 to rent a 10-by-15-foot space. Bring your own tables, chairs, canopies, change, etc. Registration is required.

For more information, call 301-988-2776 or 301-678-6937 or email

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