Community Day is planned Saturday

June 22, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Saturday is Community Day in Widmeyer Park. Sponsored by Hancock in Motion, this is just the ticket for the first Saturday of “official” summer.

Plan to arrive by 3 p.m. for low-cost children’s games, field competitions, cake walks, 50/50s and hot food.

At 5 p.m., when the games and competitions end, you can enjoy entertainment by the new local band A.N.A (a band of five area teens, just starting out). It plays rock and some country.

Then at 5:30 p.m., the local band Out of Order will play a variety of rock/country. Bring a chair and come out that afternoon and evening.

Due to circumstances beyond control, the duck race, previously planned for Saturday, has been canceled. However, those who purchased “ducks” will have their names entered into a drawing for the same prizes. The drawing will take place at some point Saturday evening in the park. You do not have to be present to win.

Community yard sale

Hancock in Motion also plans a Community Yard Sale, set for Saturday, July 2, in Widmeyer Park.  

Sign up for a spot by calling Dixie at 301-678-6937 or Tim at 301-988-2776. Registration forms are available at the town office, 126 W. High St.

Breakfast in the Park

Look at your summer calendar and circle the third Saturday of each month. Come to think of it, circle the first Saturday, too.

On the third Saturday, the James W. Bowers Masonic Lodge hosts Breakfast in the Park, and the Hancock Lions host it on the first Saturday of each month. Both are full, hot, cooked breakfasts, ready to eat and enjoy with your fellow citizens.

Proceeds support the work of these wonderful service clubs in our community.

Canal ride

Begin thinking and planning now for Charlie’s Independence Day Ride, a short bike ride along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal planned for the morning of Saturday, July 2.

The C&O Canal Bicycle Shop has been sponsoring this popular event for children the last few years.  

Children (and adults who are children at heart) are invited to bring their bikes and either decorate on the spot or already have them decorated, with streamers, flags and bunting, all in patriotic theme and colors.  

Hancock Police Chief T.J. Buskirk leads the way around a short loop of the canal, across the two bridges of Hancock, while parents and others enjoy the scene. The starting time will be announced next week.

Day camp

Kids underfoot? Bored? Whiny? Get an application for Hancock’s own day camp, sponsored by the Washington County Recreation Department.

The camp costs $40 per week.

Recent Frostburg State University graduate and certified physical education teacher Stephen Weatherholt directs the program for those ages 6 to 12.  

Activities that will entertain and teach include fun at the community gym, the Hancock Municipal Pool and the Hancock Library.  

Registration forms are available at Town Hall or you can call the Recreation Department at 240-313-2805.

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