Photo contest winners

October 10, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Hancock Mayor Dan Murphy announced the winners of the seventh annual Hancock Area Photo Contest at a reception at Hancock’s War Memorial Library Saturday. 
David Perry, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., won the best in show award and the $100 grand prize for his photo titled “Absolute Serenity.”
The contest and exhibition is sponsored by Hancock Area Photo Club, Rotary Club of Hancock and War Memorial Library.
Other cash prize winners were Tracy Salvagno (people category), Tracy Weller (places category), Philip Clifford (things category), Wayne Baier (animals category) and Christy Hixon (Hancock celebrates category).
Danielle Wills, Salvagno, David Drawbaugh, Mandy Streng, Allison Taylor Grimmett (age 13) and Colleen Hixon (age 14) received honorable mentions.
The top 12 photos selected by the judges will be on display at the library through the end of the year.

Hancock on bus tour
The Fulton County (Pa.) Historical Society will sponsor a bus tour of southern Fulton County, Pa., and spots in and around Hancock Friday, Oct. 19.
The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from the Giant grocery store parking lot in McConnellsburg, Pa.
 The first area covered by the tour is the town itself with commentary from Glen Cordell. Next the tour takes in Union Cemetery, Tonoloway Church and Big Spring Cemetery. 
Lunch is at Hancock’s Weaver’s Restaurant, and the afternoon tour covers the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal exhibits at the Bowles House in Hancock, then returns to Fulton County for several more sites near Amaranth before ending at 5 p.m. 
The tour costs $70, which includes bus fare, fees, lunch and gratuities.
 For more information, call John Mentzer at 717-328-9279.

Respect for Life walk
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church will sponsor a walk from Hancock to Clear Spring on Saturday, Oct. 20, to mark Respect for Life Month. 
Youths from local Catholic churches are invited to a lock-in on Friday, Oct. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s. 
The evening will include dinner, witness talks, holy hour and confessions, a bonfire and spiritual games. 
The walk begins the next morning at 9 and ends with a rally, dinner, witness talks and music for all at the Clear Spring Park pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. 
All proceeds benefit the Hope Center in Hagerstown. 
For more information, call the Rev. Jack Lombardi at 301-678-6339.

Rummage sale
Park Head United Methodist Church, near Big Pool, will hold a rummage, food and bake sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Homemade soups will be available by the bowl or take a quart home. 
Other foods include steamers, hot dogs and chili dogs. 
All proceeds benefit the building fund. 
The church is on U.S. 40 just off Interstate 70 at eastbound exit 9.

Relay for Life
 The Citizens’ National Bank Relay for Life team is selling Hancock Panthers “rally towels” for $7 each. Of this, $5 benefits finding a cure for cancer and $2 benefits the Hancock Middle-Senior High School Athletic Boosters. 
Towels are available at the Hancock CNB location on East Main Street.
  For more information, call Geri L. Wood, assistant vice president, at 304-258-7391.

Music bash
Another opportunity to contribute to the cure for a deadly disease is the “Mountainside Music Bash for a Cure,” Saturday at Georgie’s Mountainside Restaurant in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., from 2 to 8 p.m. 
Admission is by donation to hear local musicians, including the Brianna Brayden Band, Kristin Palmer and the Holler, Dog Foot, Break Even, and a special acoustic performance by Tori Anderson and Cathy Moats.
Bring a lawn chair and a blanket.
There will also be a silent auction, raffles, food specials and games. 
All proceeds benefit the “Walk With Tori” for scleroderma research.

Business award
The Hancock Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2012 Hancock Business Person of the Year Award.
 The deadline for nominations is Nov. 10. 
Residents are encouraged to nominate a business leader who help keep “Main Street” in Hancock alive and well, or contributes to the many other businesses in town.
For more information call Wayne Keefer, 888-258-1520, ext. 7386.

Christmas show
Hancock in Motion is seeking vendors for its fourth annual Hometown Christmas Craft and Vendor Show.  The event is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, 126 W. High St. 
For rates and information, call 301-678-6937 or send an email to

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