Free GED classes

July 19, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Free GED classes are coming to Hancock in a few weeks, courtesy of Hagerstown Community College.  

Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St. 

The classes will run from Aug. 7 to Oct. 25.

The Interfaith Service Coalition has been asked to handle registration. To sign up, call 301-678-6605.

Vacation Bible school

A sizable crowd has been in attendance each evening this week for “Take Me To the Water,” this year’s vacation Bible school at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hancock. 

If you’ve missed out, there’s still time. The program concludes tonight at the church, which is on High Street in Hancock.


A picnic supper will be served at 6 p.m. in the front courtyard of the church. Final classes will follow, and the evening will close with an outdoor communion service celebrated by the Rev. Allan Weatherholt, rector. 

Stephen and Daniel Weatherholt are leading music for the week. 

Tracy Salvagno, church school coordinator, organized the program, which has included children, teens and adults from both the church and the community.

Free concert

Don’t forget, there will be a free concert Friday to honor the legacy of musician Woody Guthrie. 

The event, sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council, is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High St. 

Guthrie was the composer of “This Land is Your Land” and “Oklahoma Hills” among countless other songs.

Born 100 years ago this week in Oklahoma, on July 14, 1912, Guthrie was one of the “Okies” who migrated to California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s Depression. 

He became a radio and recording personality and was a major influence on Bob Dylan and the folk music boom of the 1950s and 1960s.

The program includes performances by Joe Herrmann, the Shifters, Jeanne Ward, Bob Wurster, Aidan McDaniel, Sam Silver, Sinclair Hamilton, Mike Kligerman, Ryland Swain, William Lotts, Leigh Home and the Hancock Arts Council Band, as well as some surprises.

Rotary Club installs officers

The Rotary Club of Hancock recently installed new 2012-13 officers. Barb Hinckle has completed her year as president, and Carmon Gordon has taken the reins as incoming president. Linda McCarty is the new vice president, and Carolyn Clingerman is secretary-treasurer. 

The local service club has made recent donations to Hancock Little League, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts and the Hancock Arts Council and has awarded scholarships to students graduating from both Hancock and Southern Fulton high schools.

Rotary Club meetings are held every Tuesday over lunch at the Park-n-Dine Restaurant.

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