Candle-lighting event rescheduled for Saturday

December 12, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Last week’s rain delayed the luminarias display in the churchyards along High Street and  the organizers are going to try again Saturday.

The candle-lighting display will take place in the historic Hancock churchyards and in Widmeyer Park. The display in Widmeyer Park was already planned for this Saturday, so it will be an evening of lights in Hancock. 

If you wish to help assemble, place and light the luminarias in the cemeteries around and behind St. Thomas’ Episcopal and St. Peter’s Catholic churches, plan to arrive about 10 a.m. in the back of the St. Peter’s parking lot. Dress warmly for the weather. Lunch will be provided by the ladies of St. Thomas’. 

The lighting of the luminarias begins in the early afternoon, and by dark the historic cemeteries and the park will be ready for viewing.  Load up the car, bring the family, catch supper at one of our famous local eateries and take some time to remember the best of what this season has to offer.


The luminarias in the park are lit in honor of veterans and those serving in the military.  

Library movie set for Saturday

The Hancock Free Library invites children, youth and their parents to a family movie on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.  “Arthur’s Christmas” is the feature. Refreshments will be served. 

To register, call 301-678-5300.

Christmas for Others sets Sunday deadline

Sunday is the deadline to make donations of new toys, food and gently used coats to the Christmas for Others program.

Residents can drop off their items at any of the participating churches during their Sunday services or drop off the gifts at Town Hall and Community Center during  business hours. 

Everything must be brought to Town Hall by Tuesday, Dec. 18, so that all can be prepared for the distribution day on Friday, Dec. 21. The hours of distribution will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Christmas for Others is the Hancock community’s annual effort to assist local needy families at holiday time. 

And one additional reminder, the Christmas for Others Children’s Party is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St.

Chorus program to be held Thursday night

Lovers of Christmas music are reminded that the students of the Hancock Middle-Senior High School chorus program will present their concert of the season Thursday night at 7 in the school auditorium. 

Music will be under the direction of chorus instructor Shayna Warnick. 

Thursday, Dec. 20, is the date for the big holiday concert by all band students at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. The performances begin at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, under the leadership of James Hunt, band director. 

The Panthers Band Boosters host refreshments afterwards in the school cafeteria. Both holiday concerts are open to the public.

Lions Club to hold annual Christmas dinner

The Hancock Lions Club is preparing for its annual community Christmas dinner on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

As in the past, the meal will be served at the Hancock American Legion on East Main Street, and the Hancock Lioness Club will assist. 

Anyone in need or who will be alone for the holiday is welcome, but reservations are a must.

To register, call 301-678-5622. Shut-ins can also arrange for delivery of a meal by calling that number. 
Through this popular yearly event, our Lions help many local citizens have a merry Christmas.

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