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Child abuse prevention event set for Saturday

April 26, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

The next two weekends in Hancock will be busy.  There will be something for everyone to enjoy and support. 

Saturday is Hancock’s child abuse awareness event, which will include a walk/run along the rail trail, a bike ride through Widmeyer Park, booths, food and music, all to raise funds for child abuse prevention.

The event was reported in last week’s column, but in case you don’t remember the details, go to

Breakfast in the park, spaghetti dinner on tap

To start the morning right, the Masonic Lodge will host breakfast in the park Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. in the Lions Pavilion. 

Breakfast costs $7 for adults.

Then, if you are still hungry after the walk/run, travel west along Md. 144, turn left on Western Pike and go 1 1/2 miles to Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, 14253 Exline Road, for a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. 

The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. The cost is by donation.

Prom, after-prom event, set for Hancock students

Hancock High School’s prom is Saturday and some parents are planning an After Prom Party at the nearby Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) Bowlerama. 

The event begins at midnight and runs until 7 a.m. 

There will be bowling, games, food and prizes. 

Hancock Chief of Police T.J. Buskirk and other chaperones will be on hand.

Participants must be a Hancock junior or senior or sanctioned prom date. 

For admission, students must sign in by 12:30 a.m. by a parent or guardian and should bring a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Hancock Food Bank at the Inerfaith Service Coalition and $1 to be donated to the Walk to End Child Abuse. 

Students who wish to leave early can only do so if a parent or guardian presenting an ID signs them out.

Information and liability sheets will be available at the door to be filled out by parents or guardians. 

If you wish to help, contribute, chaperone or sponsor the event, call Shannon McKinley at 301-302-3081. 

This event is not sponsored by Hancock Middle-High School, but is welcomed by the staff and athletic department.

Athletes to be honored at annual banquet May 30

The athletic banquet is set for May 30 at the Hancock High School cafeteria. 

The banquet will be catered by Park-n-Dine Restaurant. 

Following the meal, awards will be given out in the school auditorium. 

Tickets go on sale the first week in May and the event is open to the public.

For more information, call Athletic Director Bill Sterner at 301-766-8191.

Community yard sale planned for June 2

Orchard Ridge First Church of God will hold a community yard sale at the church  Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is June 9. 

The purpose of the event is to raise money for missions projects, such as the Good Samaritan orphanage in Uganda, Compassion International and home missions.

There will be food and drinks available to purchase, as well as baked goods.

Vendors and those wishing to sell items are welcome to contact the church about a spot. 

The church is at 14128 Orchard Ridge Road in Hancock.

Spring bazaar planned

St. Peter Catholic Church will hold its spring church bazaar Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Lunch will be available, starting at 11 a.m. 

A variety of vendors will be present, including Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia Jewelry and Thirty-One, to name a few. 

Also, the youth groups will be having a rummage sale outside across from the church.  St. Peter is at 16 E. High St.

Children’s clothing resale

Saturday, May 5, is also the day for the children’s and teens clothing resale in Widmeyer Park, sponsored by Hancock in Motion. 

It will also be the first weekend for the Soap Box Derby season, with races on Saturday and Sunday along High Street.  

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