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Lent continues

March 14, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Lent continues

As the season of Lent continues and St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, there is news from several of the churches around Hancock:  

Concert planned

Pastor Donald Preston and Hancock Assembly of God will host CrossOver in concert Sunday at 6 p.m. The group is from Mahaffey, Pa.

A free will offering will be accepted. The public is welcome to attend. 

The church is at 431 N. Pennsylvania Ave. 

For more information, call 301-678-5313.

St. Patrick’s Day bingo

St. Peter’s Catholic Church will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day bingo even Sunday.  The doors to the Parish Hall open for lunch at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. 

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There will be refreshments available.

St. Peter’s is at 16 E. High St. 

For more information, call 301-678-6339.

Music and prayers

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church will mark St. Patrick’s Day weekend with special music and prayers at its 10 a.m. service Sunday and a fellowship dinner party Sunday evening. 

On Wednesday, March 21, the fourth and final guest in the church’s Lenten preaching series will be offered. The Rev. Bill McPherson, chaplain of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, will address the 2012 Lenten theme of “God So Loved the World.”

He will speak during a 7:30 p.m. service of evening prayer. A Lenten potluck supper precedes at 6:30 p.m., and all are welcome. 

The church is at Church and High streets in Hancock.

New restaurant opens

There is a new restaurant in town.

The Potomac River Grill has opened its doors in the building which once housed the Bridge Restaurant.

The grill is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, featuring pit beef, pork and chicken platters, salads, burgers and their special ribs. 

Barbecue sauces are homemade, and their beef is 100 percent registered Angus, hormone-free and local. The chef plans to use local produce in season. 

The grill is on U.S. 522 south, next to the Potomac River bridge, overlooking Hancock.

Scholarships available

Now is the time for students of the Class of 2012 to apply for college scholarships.  There are a number of local scholarships as well as county, state, national and religious scholarships available.  Many local service clubs and several churches have worked over the years to provide money for students to go on to higher education or technical training. Check with the counseling center at Hancock Middle-Senior High School for a complete list and eligibility requirements.

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To submit items for this column, call 301-678-6888 or send an email to anneweath@aol.com.

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