Cheerleaders do well

January 25, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Cheerleaders do well

The Hancock Junior Cheerleaders Squad recently took second place at a competition in Frederick, Md. 
Adviser Carol Willison and coaches Rachel McCusker and Cathy Willison, supported by Treasurer Shelly Kerns and the parents of these young girls, are proud of the squad, which is made up of the Raiders and Panthers Pee Wees.  Seventeen members now look forward to competing in Baltimore on the state level. We with them luck.

Winter festival on tap
Now in its 11th year of celebrating the joys of the winter season, the Hancock Winter Festival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Widmeyer Park. As in years past, a variety of seasonal activities will be offered to festival visitors.

Sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council, the event will offer ice blocks for ice carving and a live auction by Dave Smith of special items and gifts donated by area merchants.


The main event is the snow sculpture contest open to individuals, families and groups.

A hat contest encourages visitors to use their creativity and expression, and wear their special millinery masterpieces to compete in the event.  Supplies are on hand at the Hancock Library in the park.

The contests are open to all ages, and prizes will be awarded. 

There will be live music by Michael Kligerman. Other attractions include a cake walk, and hot food and beverages will be for sale. 

The snow is being donated by Whitetail Resort.

Arts Council Chairman Sinclair Hamilton said attendance at the festival has brought visitors from numerous parts of the four-state region.

Proceeds will benefit future arts council programs.

Fundraiser is Saturday

Don’t forget that Saturday is the date for the benefit auction and soup and sandwich bar at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St. 

The event is to raise funds for Hancock resident and young mother Randi Twigg Wishard through the Mid-Atlantic Multivisceral Transplant Fund. 

Randi, a diabetic since early childhood, is in need of a multi-organ transplant, which is slated to be done soon at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Saturday’s auction will feature themed baskets, kitchen items, numerous gift certificates and other activities. 

Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. in the church’s upper room, and the community’s support will be greatly appreciated. 

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