Christmas craft fair to be held Saturday

November 28, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

If you are in the mood for some Christmas shopping this weekend, check out the Hancock vendor and craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall and Community Center, 126 W. High St. in Hancock

The event, sponsored by Hancock in Motion, is a gathering of local citizens who show their crafts and share products from well-known companies.

Christmas for Others asking for food donations

Residents can donate to Christmas for Others by dropping off nonperishable food items or toys at Douglas Motors, 295 Resley St.

Business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Donations can also be dropped off at any participating Hancock church through Sunday, Dec. 16.

Luminarias display set for Saturday, Dec. 8

The annual luminarias display at the three historic High Street cemeteries is a week away. 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 8, and plan to ride along Cemetery Lane that night and see some 2,500 luminarias — a tribute to the season and to those who rest in these churchyards. 


St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church leads the way in this project and invites volunteers to help prepare the luminarias that Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. 

Workers gather behind St. Peter Catholic Church. The morning is spent filling bags with sand and placing the candles in the sand. 

A hot lunch will be served in St. Thomas’ Parish Hall at 12:30 p.m., and the afternoon will be spent lighting the candles in the bags. 

The display begins at sundown.

St. Peter Catholic Church and Hancock Presbyterian Church share in the project.

Hancock Boy Scout Troop 15 provides cleanup early the next morning.

This is the 18th year for the display.

Barbara Ingram School accepting applications

Applications for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts are being accepted for the 2013-14 school year.

Completed applications are due by Monday, Dec. 3.

If your child loves music, art, performing arts, playing an instrument, singing or drama, consider this public county school option. 

For more information, call Shannon Kelly at 301-766-8836.

Pennies for Patients accepting donations

What do you do with all your “spare” change? 

Hancock Middle-Senior High School students are busy collecting “Pennies for Patients” through Dec. 14.

The local “hero” this year is Hancock junior Taylor Lipinski, raising money for a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. Taylor was a patient herself and is doing well now. The goal is $2,000, and that’s a lot of “cents.”  

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