Veterans Day ceremony

November 10, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

The annual Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Hancock Middle-Senior High School Friday at 11 a.m. in the school auditorium. All veterans and those currently in the armed forces are welcome to attend. Call 301-766-8186 and give your name and branch of service to Tara Lazich.

Workshop for seniors

The Interfaith Service Coalition will host Keep a Senior Safe and Warm, an annual workshop for local senior citizens.

The popular program takes place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall and Community Center, 126 W. High St. It is free of charge for area seniors and features speakers on winter health, safety and the economy. Each participant receives a gift bag filled with useful items.

Registration is required. To register, call 301-678-6605.

Band fundraiser

The Hancock High Panthers Band is taking orders for sandwiches through Thursday, Nov. 17. Ham, turkey or roast beef sandwiches are available for $3 each, or $5 with soda and chips. The seller pick-up is Monday, Nov. 21, and customer delivery is Tuesday, Nov. 22. Online orders may be submitted to or contact any member of the band.


On Friday, Nov. 18, the band will sponsor a harvest dance from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school community gym. The dance is open to Hancock students in grades 5 to 8. Admission costs $5.

Holiday home tour

The second Hancock Holiday House Tour has announced the locations for the event, which benefits the Hancock Historical Society. On Nov. 19 and 20, the following locations will be open between 1 and 5 p.m.

  • Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St.;
  • 1828 Trail Inn Bed and Breakfast, 10 W. Main St.;
  • the Heller Home, 14 W. High St.;
  • The Hancock Visitors Center at the Barton House, 42 W. Main St.; 
  • Flint's Chance (home of the Cohills), 5102 Western Pike;
  • the home of Jesse Mills, 5336 Creek Road;
  • Hook's Mill, home of Leslie Mills, 5419 Creek Road;
  • the Bowles House, local Chesapeake and Ohio Canal headquarters, 439 E. Main St.

The Bowles House will close at 4:30 p.m. and is the only location that does not require a tour ticket.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Petals 'n Bows, or by calling Rebecca Shoemaker at 240-520-0520

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