Summer basketball camp planned at high school

June 07, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

So what’s a kid to do during the summer in Hancock?

You can begin this coming week with Hancock’s basketball camp, sponsored by the high school girls basketball team.

The camp begins Monday, June 11, and runs daily through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school gym, West Main Street. It is open to children who will enter third through ninth gradenext fall.

Coaches include students from the high school girls and boys teams, as well as adult coaches from the high school teams. Each student receives a T-shirt and a chance to win more than 42 trophies during the week for achievement in skill levels and training.

The cost is $60, and scholarships are available. Coach Todd Ruppenthal said he doesn’t want any child to be left out because of money!

Students may register ahead of time by calling Ruppenthal at 301-988-4424, or show up a little early on Monday and register that day. There is no limit to the number of campers that can be accommodated, so get up on Monday and get ready for a week of fun!

Community festival to feature food, games

This Saturday, “Hancock in Motion” is sponsoring a community festival in Widmeyer Park beginning at 9 a.m. Craft vendors, yard-sale items, raffles, local groups selling food, kids games, cake walks and field competitions are included.

Live music is offered at 2 p.m., with “Take Two” as Russ and Donna Miller serve up great music, followed by “Just B Cuz” and “BandANA.” Bring a lawn chair and just hang out!

Interfaith coalition to hold dinner, auction

If you haven’t yet bought your tickets for the Chesapeake Seafood Dinner and Auction, sponsored by the Interfaith Service Coalition, call today! The meal includes king crab legs, shrimp, crab imperial, beer battered haddock, fried chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes and sweet corn. 

Tickets are only $20 and limited to 200. The food is being prepared by the ladies of St. Peter’s and will be served in the St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 16 E. High St.

The event is scheduled for Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a silent auction starting at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Call Debbie Cohill at 301-331-6605 for information and tickets. All funds will go toward a matching grant for the work of the ISC in Hancock.

‘Simple Gifts’ concert set for arts center


On Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. the Hancock Arts Council will present a concert by “Simple Gifts” at the Hancock Performing Arts Center.

Performing on a wide variety of instruments, these two women present a warm, personal performance for all ages.  Prepare to be delighted by folk music from many parts of Europe.

The performing arts center is located inside Town Hall, 126 W. High St.

Hancock to host business forum

On Wednesday, June 13, a Washington County Business Forum is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

The forum gives area businesses and individuals an opportunity to discuss issues or concerns they might have with members of the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission board. Come and share ideas to improve county services. Representatives from local businesses are encouraged to attend.

Gala Barge Bash set for June 23

Put it on your calendar: The annual Barge Bash is coming up Saturday, June 23, along the watered section of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Hancock, just below downtown.

As in previous years there will be a parade of decorated barges, food and live music. If you want to enter a barge, contact Mayor Dan Murphy at 301-678-6635.

After the bash, “Take Two” will present a wide variety of live music for dancing and enjoyment at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, Town Hall, 126 W. High St., from 8 to 10 p.m.  This unique local festival is great for the whole family!

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