Barge Bash

June 21, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Hoist the rigging and sail on up to Hancock Saturday morning for the 10th annual Barge Bash. 

Local businesses and clubs are busy putting finishing touches to their barges before launch time on Saturday. Come up in the morning for activities along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, run in the race and enjoy the food and fun.

Concert planned

The Barge Bash Ball takes place Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Town Hall. 

Take Two Variety Band, featuring Russ and Donna Miller, will perform songs from the Big Band era, country standards, 1950s and ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll, Dixieland jazz, polkas, waltzes, jitterbugs, and even a tango.

There are several cake walks included, plus a bake sale sponsored by Hancock United Methodist Church to benefit their Navajo mission trip this summer. Admission to the dance is by donation and all proceeds benefit the Hancock Arts Council.

Yard and bake sale

There will be a yard sale and bake sale held at the Fellowship Building of Park Head United Methodist Church along U.S. 40 in Big Pool Saturday, from 8  a.m. to 3 p.m. The kitchen will be open serving homemade soups, steamers and hot dogs.

Proceeds go to help a local family in need.

‘Adventures in Friendship’

For the 16th year, the Interfaith Service Coalition and St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church will join forces next week to offer “Adventures in Friendship,” a weeklong day camp for area middle school students. The event begins Monday.

The learning camp teaches numerous “life skills” to its participants, utilizing a series of guest teachers, demonstrations and field trips. 

Topics addressed include health, nutrition, drug and alcohol awareness.  Each young person is taught basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, by a certified instructor.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served daily, and parents and family attend a graduation ceremony at the close on Friday. 

Thanks to funding from United Way of Washington County and other grants, there is no charge for the program. However, registration and parental permission forms must be completed. 

For more information, call Debbie Cohill, Interfaith Service Coalition director, at 301-678-6605.


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