Bike Parade

June 30, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

As June ends, the Fourth of July celebration is just around the corner. For the holiday weekend, Hancock has a unique event just for kids.

Charlie’s third annual Kids’ Bike Parade takes place Saturday at the C&O Bicycle Shop on South Pennsylvania Avenue. Bike decorating begins at 9:30 a.m. just outside the shop.  

The parade will roll at 10 a.m. with Hancock Police Chief T.J. Buskirk in the lead.  

The bike parade travels along the Western Maryland Rail Trail and crosses the canal at the old iron bridge, then travels along the towpath before coming back across at the boat ramp bridge. Free ice cream and drinks will be served at the end. Best of all, this year, the first 50 kids to arrive receive a free red, white and blue bicycle bell.  

For more information, call Charlie at 301-678-6665.

Breakfast in the park

Breakfast with the Lions will be held Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Lions Pavilion in Widmeyer Park. Later in the day, Widmeyer Park will be the setting for the community yard sale, sponsored by Hancock in Motion.


The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you wish to rent a space, you must register and pay before Saturday. Forms are at the Town Office, 126 W. High St.

Vacation Bible school

Evening Vacation Bible school is coming to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church from Sunday, July 10, to Thursday, July 14.  

This year’s theme is “Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street: Where Jesus Makes a Difference.” Sessions are held nightly from 7 to 9 with classes for all ages, including adults.  

Included with the Bible lessons are worship, singing, crafts, snacks — and, on closing night, a picnic supper and outdoor communion service topped off by ice cream.  

The program is free and open to all.  

However, advance registration is requested. Call St. Thomas’ at 301-678-6569 or stop by the church office on Church and High streets.

Junior Rangers

Have you ever wanted to know more about the U.S. Park Service?

Hancock Junior Ranger Day Camp offers children preparing to enter grades 4 to 6 the opportunity to spend the week of July 25 to 29 with the park rangers.  

This will be at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park at the Bowles House Visitor Center in Hancock.  

Activities include biking, hiking, fishing, plant and animal identification, games and crafts. The camp is free, but space is limited. Contact Peggie Gaul at 301-739-6072 for registration, which is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Installation of officers

On Saturday, July 9, at 6 p.m. the Hancock American legion will host the installation of new officers for the Legion, the Sons of the American Legion and the auxiliary. Reservations for this event may be made by calling the legion.



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