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Homecoming weekend

September 20, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Homecoming weekend in Hancock is this weekend and the Panthers football team plays Friday at 7 p.m. Students are encouraged to wear their Panthers spirit buttons and Panthers bracelets (available at the school until Friday). 

The Homecoming court will be announced at halftime and the queen, king and Alsatia princess will be crowned. 

The homecoming dance, “A Sweet Night,” takes place Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Dress is semi-formal — ties and jackets for boys (no jeans) and gowns for girls.

Magic show

This weekend, there are a lot of activities taking place in Hancock and something for everyone.
The magic show will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Performing Arts Center in Town Hall at 126 W. High St. 

Members from local Chapter 94 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians will be on hand to entertain. 

Jerry Mullinex will serve as master of ceremonies.

 Tickets cost $8 per person with a $20 cap for a family. 

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Refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission, and there will be a raffle for some magic kits.

Sportsman’s bash

The Hancock Fire Co. hosts the annual sportsman’s bash Saturday. beginning at 10 a.m. at the picnic area just off Sensel Road. 

More than $40,000 in hunting-related prizes are being offered, with five chances per ticket to win. 

Tickets cost $30 for ticket holder and one guest. Games such as corn hole and horseshoes will be offered. 

The buffet begins at 11:30 a.m.. 

Ticket winners who do not attend will be notified. 

For tickets, call Greg Yost at the Hancock fire hall at 301-678-7739.

5K run planned

Habitat for Humanity will sponsor the Western Maryland Half-Marathon and 5K run Sunday beginning at Joseph Hancock Park. 

Runners can sign up at www.habitat-wc.org or register at www.active.com. Walkers are also welcome.

Both races take place on the relatively flat Western Maryland Rail Trail. For starting times and details, call 301-791-9009.

Canal-Apple Days

Hancock’s Canal-Apple Days will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30 at Widmeyer Park.

Sponsored by the Hancock Lions Club, the festival recalls the best of small-town living and history. 

The grand parade takes place Saturday at 11 a.m., and the park will be full of vendors, arts and crafts and food, including the famous apple dumplings from St. Peter’s and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. 

An old-time cider press will be in operation, and the Lions serve barbecued chicken. The Masons provide a hot-cooked breakfast Saturday morning in the park, starting at 7 a.m.

Walk Across Maryland

Yes, you can walk across the state of Maryland in about an hour. Hahn and Nelson Family Medical Practice of Hancock, supported by Meritus Health, encourages healthy living by organizing this fun way to begin or enhance an exercise program. 

The walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. Participants should gather in the parking lot of Hancock Assembly of God Church on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the Mason-Dixon border with Pennsylvania. 

The group walks south along the road, concluding at the boat ramp along the Potomac River. Dogs, suitably leashed and restrained, are welcome. 

For safety, walkers are escorted by local police. 

No need to sign up; just show up. 

Participants receive a free T-shirt with the caption, “I walked across Maryland!” 

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