Hancock to glow

December 07, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Hancock will be all lit up this Saturday night.

The 17th annual luminaria display in the three historic High Street cemeteries begins at sundown.

The adjoining cemeteries are owned by St. Thomas' Episcopal, St. Peter's Catholic and Hancock Presbyterian churches.

Turn off Main Street onto Church Street, then right on High Street to drive through the cemeteries. About 2,500 candles in bags will be placed by church volunteers and local Girl Scouts. Hancock's Boy Scouts Troop 15 will handle the cleanup the next day. After visiting the cemeteries, visitors can drive to Widmeyer Park to see candles lit in honor of veterans, placed by Hancock in Motion.

Christmas for Others

The children's party for Christmas for Others takes place Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hancock United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 170 W. Main St.

Coats and food for the Christmas baskets are due at local churches by Sunday.

Sorting and packing for the baskets takes place Dec. 13 and 15 at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall and Community Center. Volunteers are needed to assist. The distribution for pre-registered participants takes place Friday, Dec. 16, with lunch for volunteers at noon.

Choir presentation

Hancock Assembly of God will hold its choir/drama presentation for Christmas Sunday at 11 a.m. An encore presentation will be offered Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.


The children's Christmas program is Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. and Soup and Carols will be that same day at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

The church is at 431 N. Pennsylvania Ave., just past Quaker Creek Apartments.

Ensemble to perform

On Sunday at 3 p.m., the Springs Chamber Ensemble will perform winter revels and Christmas music at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, Town Hall, 126 W. High St. The ensemble will be joined by storyteller Tamme Marggraf for readings of poems and a Native American winter story. The performance is free and open to the public.

Holiday concert

And it's not too soon to mark the December calendar for the annual holiday concert by the Hancock Middle-Senior High School band. Wednesday, Dec. 21, is the date, starting at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Come for a great evening of Christmas music with performances showcasing all the band students in grades 6 to 12.

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