Blue Goose Farm Market plans grand opening

December 15, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

The Blue Goose Farm Market will holds its grand opening and ribbon cutting  Friday at 10 a.m.
Built at the site of the old Hepburn’s Farm Market, this new business in town anchors the east entrance to Hancock.

The market features many of the “old favorites” such as fruit, preserves and freshly-baked pies, plus many new features and items.  It is on Md. 144 extended and can be reached from Exit 3 on Interstate 70.

Christmas dinner

The Hancock Lions Club will hold its annual community Christmas dinner Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hancock American Legion on East Main Street.
Members of the Lions Club will be assisted by the Lionesses and the Girl Scouts in this annual turkey dinner feast, which includes fruit salads and desserts.

Take-out is only available for those not physically able to attend. All others are encouraged to come and eat with their friends and neighbors.

This is a meal for those who might otherwise be alone at holiday time.

The Lions thank the community for its support.

Christmas program

The community is invited to the annual children’s Christmas program at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.  

The event takes place at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Parish Hall, at Church and High streets.

This year’s play, titled “A Mid-Winter’s Tale,” was written especially for the church by parishioner Dr. Ralph Salvagno, and features children, teens and adults enacting a special Christmas story.

The evening opens with prayer and a brief tree-lighting ceremony, and the festivities conclude with the arrival of St. Nicholas himself — Santa Claus, who will visit with each child.  Parents, bring your cameras — it’s an evening not to be missed.

Band in concert

Don’t forget the Christmas band concert Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at Hancock Middle-Senior High School.


The yearly holiday program allows all band students in grades 6 to 12 to showcase what they have learned this first semester, as well as how much they enjoy this special season.  

Refreshments will be offered in the school cafeteria following the concert.

Battle of Hancock

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming commemoration of the Battle of Hancock, Jan. 5-8, 2012. The four-day event features a full schedule of activities beginning Thursday evening and extending through Sunday.

Many activities take place at historic St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, the center of the action 150 years ago.  

For more information, call St. Thomas’ at 301-678-6569. 

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