Scarecrows contest planned

September 22, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

The Scarecrows of Hancock arrive this Saturday.  

Put yours together and get those characters down to Town Hall between 10 and 10:30 a.m.  for judging. There will be $25 cash prizes awarded in various categories, such as “cutest” and “most unique.” The seasonal creations will be displayed around town.

Kids’ clothing to be sold

Don’t forget the fall kids resale in Widmeyer Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are still available, but you must register by the end of the day Friday. 

Spaces cost $10 for a 10-by-15-foot space. Participants supply their own tables, canopies, etc. This is a sale for baby-to-teen clothing items only. Please do not bring regular yard sale items. 

To rent a space, call 301-678-6937.

Magic show is Saturday

This is a final reminder for the magic showcase to be held at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, Town Hall, 126 W.High St. Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or at the town office.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, and $5 for children with a cap of $20 per family for two adults and two children.  

Homecoming is next week

Next week is homecoming at Hancock Middle-Senior High School.

The community is invited to a bonfire Wednesday Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at Widmeyer Park.  

Alumni will speak, the cheerleaders will perform, and there will be introductions of the high school athletes, as well as the youth football league.  

The community is invited to attend and show support for the Hancock teams.

Flag football game to be played Oct 1

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the second annual Hancock Middle-Senior High School Alumni Flag Football Game takes place on the high school practice field behind the school.


Registration is at 9:30 a.m., and the game starts at 10 a.m. To register, call 301-302-3081 or 301-678-5977.

Sportman’s bash

On Saturday, Oct. 1, Hancock Fire Co. will hold its sportsman’s bash at the grounds off Sensel Road. Tickets cost $35 per person and the gates open at 10 a.m.  

Beverages and snacks will be available, and the buffet will be served at 11:30 a.m.  

Each ticket offers four chances to win and participants do not have to be present to win. Prizes include hunting trips and hunting gear, cash, a 14-foot boat and trailer, and the grand prize is a 2011 Chevy Cruise.

For tickets, call Fire Chief Greg Yost at the fire hall on Fulton Street.

CROP Walk set

The churches of Hancock will join with millions of other Christians across the nation for the annual CROP Walk on Sunday, Oct. 2.  

Walkers will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Church Street parking lot of the Western Maryland Rail Trail.

Donations to CROP, or Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, will help hungry people overseas, with 25 percent remaining in the local community to meet needs.   

Hancock in Motion plans craft show

Hancock in Motion is accepting applications for vendors for the third annual Hometown Christmas Craft and Vendor Show set for Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Hancock Community Center (Town Hall).

For an application, call 301-678-6937.

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