October 25, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock
  • The Sharon Singers, a Mennonite choir, performed at the historic Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Oct. 7 as part of an interfaith fall service in Hancock.
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Get your Halloween costumes ready.

The Hancock Mayor and Council have announced that Trick-or-Treat Night is Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. within the town limits. 

Hancock Police Chief T.J. Buskirk, other officers and fire and rescue personnel will be on safety patrol.

Please visit only the houses where porch lights are turned on.  Be polite and careful and enjoy all the treats.

Historical Society marks 25th anniversary

The Hancock Historical Society meets to celebrate its 25th anniversary Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. It will be a potluck dinner at Town Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish, as meats will be provided.

The society plans to honor Hancock’s 2012 Historian of the Year at the event.

Christmas for Others accepting applications

Registration for the 2012 edition of Christmas for Others begins Monday.

Applicants are asked to bring two forms of ID, including their driver’s license or Maryland photo ID and a letter with their current address. Proof of eligibility is required, and the program is for Hancock residents only. 


Registration takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St. 

A ministry of the local churches, the program provides food, toys and clothing to families and individuals in need at the Christmas season. Local citizens are encouraged to apply, or give a gift toward the program. Additional registration dates are Nov. 5 and 12.

Halloween parade to be held Oct. 31

The 65th annual Hancock Halloween Parade will be Halloween Night, Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hancock, the parade begins at 7:30 p.m. in Widmeyer Park and travels east along Main Street. 

Plan to arrive early to enjoy lots of good food and treats from school organizations, service clubs and churches, which will have booths and tables along the downtown parade route.

Christmas bazaar

The big annual Christmas bazaar is about to happen at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.  Set for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall at Church and High streets, the yearly event features abundant Christmas crafts, baked goods and white elephant tables. Lunch will include soups, sandwiches and desserts for purchase. 

All proceeds benefit the church’s ministries.

Hancock band eligible for program

Hancock High School, along with North, South and Williamsport high schools, has been selected for the Upward Bound program connected with Hagerstown Community College. 

Ninth-, tenth- and eleventh-grade students with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher and who receive a free or reduced lunch or are a first-generation college student, are eligible. 

The program includes Saturday activities, college visits, cultural events, SAT prep and career exploration. 

For information, contact college staff member Mylynh Nguyen at 240-500-2584.

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