Hancock Panther band having a busy month

September 05, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

The award-winning Hancock High School Panther Band is busily gearing up for the fall marching season.

The band will take to the field to perform at half-time for upcoming home football games on both Friday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 21. The latter date is homecoming weekend.

Look for the young musicians to lead the way to Widmeyer Park as they help launch Hancock’s 36th Annual Canal-Apple Days Festival on Saturday morning, Sept. 29. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and proceeds west along Main Street to the park where two days of festivities are planned.

The band boosters have just begun a sandwich sale as their first fundraiser of the new school year. Orders for these tasty sandwiches can be placed through Sept. 13. The choices are ham, turkey and roast beef, and cost $3 each. Or if you prefer, you may order a bag lunch, which, in addition to your choice of sandwich, includes chips and a soda or bottle of water.  Bag lunches cost $5 each. Orders must be pre-paid and will be delivered on Tuesday, Sept. 18.


Contact any member of the band boosters to make your selections. All proceeds benefit the Panther band.

The next meeting of the band boosters is Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the school band room. For more information, email president Maria Brown at

‘Rally Day’ scheduled at Episcopal church

With the arrival of the new school year, churches in and around Hancock are beginning a new year of ministries and activities. Most Sunday schools start afresh at this time of year.

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church will hold “Rally Day” festivities to open its new year of Sunday school this Sunday morning, Sept. 9. During the 10 a.m. service, Church School Coordinator Tracy Salvagno will join the Rev. Allan Weatherholt in saluting teachers and welcoming all children and teenagers to a new season of Sunday school.

Certificates and attendance awards will be presented, and each child or young person attending will receive a special gift.  Prayers will be offered, and first classes of 2012-13 will be held after the service.

Historic St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church is at Church and High streets, and all are welcome at their “Rally Day.”

Sportsman’s Bash at Hancock Volunteer Fire Co.

The Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. is looking for support of their next big fundraiser.

The Sportsman’s Bash is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the fire company’s grounds off Sensel Road.

Tickets cost $30 for a ticket holder and one guest. Gates open at 10 a.m. with a buffet lunch at 11:30.

Snacks and beverages will remain available throughout the afternoon as drawings are held.

More than $40,000 in hunting-related prizes will be awarded, with the grand prize being a Chevrolet Sonic sedan.

For tickets, contact Ben Hoopengardner or other firefighters at the fire hall.

Magical night in Hancock

It will be a magical evening in Hancock Saturday, Sept. 22 when the Hancock Arts Council has scheduled a magic show at the Performing Arts Center at Town Hall.

Several magicians from Hagerstown, Williamsport, Frederick, Md., and Waynesboro, Pa., will perform in a dazzling show, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Refreshments will be served, and two magic kits will be raffled. General admission tickets cost $8 each or $20 for a family of four.

Call 301-678-5719 for more information.

Healthy Smiles RV to begin visits in Hancock

The Healthy Smiles in Motion RV will begin monthly visits to Hancock at the Tri-State Community Health Center, 130 W. High St.

The RV with a dentist on board is an outreach of Hagerstown’s Walnut Street Community Health Center. It will be at the community center on the last Monday of each month. 

Dr. Anthony Dicello and a staff of four others will be available to Hancock area citizens on a regular basis.

Fees are income-based and follow a sliding scale.

For more information, call Tri-State at 301-678-7256. 

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