Soap Box Derby meeting Thursday

March 22, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

The 2012 Soap Box Derby season is coming to Hancock, and all interested local citizens can attend an orientation meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. 

Those ages 7 to 17 who weigh less than 150 pounds are eligible to participate. For more information, call Scott Fox at 301-678-6613.

Friendship banquet

The annual friendship banquet and auction will be Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Church and High streets in Hancock. 

Organizers Cathy Hoopengardner, Debbie Cohill and Ralph Salvagno said the festivities include a light meal, both a silent and live auction and several “Casino Night” games of chance. 


A donation of $15 per person is asked, with all proceeds benefiting the church’s several outreach ministries.

Lenten services

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church will conclude its Wednesday Evening Lenten service with a choral meditation on the “Passion of Christ” on Wednesday, March 28. 

The musical presentation is offered by the adult choir under the direction of Minister of Music J. Gwynne Cavey.  Scripture readings telling of Christ’s arrest, trial, death and resurrection are interspersed with musical selections to tell the salvation story. 

The public is invited to this evening of sacred music, which begins at 7:30 p.m. 

A potluck supper precedes at 6:30 p.m.

Easter egg hunt

The annual Hancock Community Easter Egg Hunt takes place Saturday March 31, at 2 p.m. at Widmeyer Park.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., and donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted for the food pantry at Interfaith Service Coalition.

The event is sponsored through Hardee’s Restaurant, the Hancock Lions Club and Hancock United Methodist Church.

Basket, handbag bingo

A benefit basket and handbag bingo is scheduled for Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at the nearby Berkeley Springs, W.Va., American Legion.

Proceeds will go to the Mid-Atlantic Multi Visceral Transplant Fund in honor of Hancock resident Randi Twigg Wishard, who is to undergo multiple transplants in the near future. 

Tickets cost $25 and are available at the door or in advance by calling 301-302-3081. Food, door prizes and a cake/pie auction will be included.

Doors open at noon.

Hunting event

The National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its Jakes Day at the historic Woodmont Rod and Gun Club on Woodmont Road Saturday, April 7, beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

Various activities will be held throughout the day to promote conservation and encourage youths to participate in hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. 

The event is open to those ages 12 to 16. Registration is required. 

The event also includes trout fishing in the Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club Lake in the afternoon. 

For more information, call Dave Clark at 301-302-9741.

‘Evening in Hancock’ scheduled for April 13

The Hancock Arts Council will hold its 2012 edition of “An Evening in Hancock” Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Park-n-Dine Restaurant, 189 E. Main St.

A buffet with a variety of restaurant favorites will be part of the festivities.

The evening is a major fundraiser for the arts council to assist it with upcoming events, such as “Summer in the Park” and concerts for children. 

The show is a Tri-State event featuring artists and performers from Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Scheduled to appear are The Shifters from West Virginia; poetry by Jeanne Ward; the Take Two Variety Band with Russ and Donna Miller; the Hancock Civil War String Band; Willa Hahn, a student from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, performing with her father, Dr. Matthew Hahn; singer Kristen Palmer; Tori Anderson of Possum Holler; and Tim Rowland, storyteller. 

A limited number of advance tickets are available for $30 each at Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High St. Town Hall hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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