Christmas bazaar

November 02, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Christmas bazaar

Handmade Christmas crafts will be for sale Saturday as St. Thomas' Episcopal Church hosts its annual Christmas bazaar.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include lunch with homemade soups and sandwiches.

There will also be door prizes, raffles, cash prizes, gift baskets, homemade candies, breads, cookies, pies and white elephant items. Raffle tickets for holiday items and cash prizes will be on sale.

The church is at Church and High streets in Hancock.

For more information, call 301-678-6569.

Band fundraiser

Saturday is Band Aid Day in and around Hancock. Members of the Hancock High School Panthers Marching Band will go door to door and offer residents a Band Aid for a small donation.

Hancock has one of the smallest bands in Maryland, yet competes at state and regional levels in the Tournament of Bands.

Basket bingo

The Hancock Panthers Junior Cheerleaders will sponsor a basket bingo Sunday at the Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) American Legion. Doors open at noon with games beginning at 1 p.m. There will be door prizes, filled baskets, food, baked goods, candy apples and pumpkin rolls.

Tickets will be sold at the door, or call Carol Willison at 301-678-5306.

Christmas for Others

Monday, Nov. 7, is the last day to register for "Christmas for Others," the holiday assistance program sponsored by local churches through the Greater Hancock Church Council. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St. Proof of eligibility is needed, along with two forms of identification showing a current address. Residents who miss this final registration day can still sign up through the Interfaith Service Coalition at 301-678-6605.

Appreciation meal

Again this year. Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St., will host a Veterans Day appreciation meal. A free chicken dinner with all of the fixings will be served to any Tri-State area veteran — accompanied by one guest.

The meal is set for Friday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the upper room social hall of the church.


Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling the church office at 301-678-6440. Free home delivery is available to veterans who are shut-ins and live within a 15-mile radius of Hancock.

Little League fundraiser

Hancock Little League will host a fundraiser dance at the Hancock American Legion on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m.

The  band for the evening will be Bandana, and there will be tip jars and a $100 drawing. The fundraiser is for a new fryer system at Kirkwood Park.

Tickets cost $10 each, which includes the drawing (you do not need to be present to win). For tickets, call Cherish Harvey at 301-991-6810. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Holiday house tour

For the second year, the Hancock Historical Society is sponsoring a holiday house tour.

This year's tour dates are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day.

Residents can purchase advance tickets after Nov. 8 at Petals N' Bows Flower Shop in Hancock, CNB Bank in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., or by calling Rebecca Shoemaker at 240-520-0520.

The event benefits the historical society and museum. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. Information about the homes on the tour will be announced at a later date.

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