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'Amazing Flea Circus' will be held Aug. 7

July 27, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock
  • Ashley Brown and Jordan Appel, organizers of the Hancock Walk to End Child Abuse, present a $14,000 check to Mooch Mutchler, director of Safe Place Child Advocacy Center. The photos are of Brown's and Appel's children, both of whom lost their lives because of abuse.
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The Hancock Arts Council will sponsor "Professor Mike's Amazing Flea Circus" Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Hancock Performing Arts Center at Town Hall at 126 W. High St.

Featured performances and acts include the Springs Chamber Ensemble musical group, under the direction of maestro Linda Whitesitt.

Circus acts will include a high-wire display, feats of agility and strength, a flea being shot from a cannon, an exotic snake charmer and more.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help the arts council bring future programs to Hancock and surrounding communities.

For more information, call Mike Kligerman at 717-294-3182 or Sinclair Hamilton at 301-678-5719.


Walk organizers present check to Safe Place

The families of Bella E. Appel and Justice C.C. Myers, organizers of the April 29 Hancock Walk to End Child Abuse, gathered recently in Joseph Hancock Park to present a $14,000 check to Mooch Mutchler, director of Safe Place Child Advocacy Center in Hagerstown.

They were joined by Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy and others. Everyone enjoyed a picnic dinner and pies donated by Weaver's Restaurant. The conversation centered on how the response of the community far exceeded the expectations of the families.

Organizers of the walk extend a big thank you to everyone who helped make this event special.


Commemorative items for church are on sale

Commemorative items are on sale at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

To help celebrate the church's 175th anniversary, St. Thomas' is offering a limited supply of mugs, plates and couch throws, all with the picture of the historic 1835 church. Each item will become a treasured family heirloom and have an important place in your family remembrances of Hancock. These items also make great gifts.

Items may be purchased on Sundays before or after services, and Tuesday through Friday during regular business hours at the church office.

For more information, call 301-678-6569.

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