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Meet the candidates before heading to polls

January 10, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Hancock will hold its election for mayor and town council Monday, Jan. 28.

The Chamber of Commerce, along with the Lions Club, will host Meet the Candidates Night Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room.

If inclement weather closes Washington County Schools that day, the event will be postponed to Jan. 17. 

Each candidate will have an equal span of time to speak before the audience.

Former Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades will serve as moderator, welcoming the crowd, introducing the candidate and monitoring the time. 

Following the presentations, candidates will mingle with the crowd and answer voter questions one-on-one.

This is a free event, open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the two service organizations.

Residents are invited to shake hands, ask questions and become better informed before casting their ballot and making their vote count for Hancock.

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Tribute to Elvis

Don’t forget about the Tribute to Elvis, sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council, Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Town Hall, 126 W. Main St.
Local performers will present some of Presley’s all-time favorites.

McCusker honored by Chamber of Commerce

Dianne McCusker, owner-operator of Stoners’ Florist and Garden Center, has been named Hancock’s 2012 Business Person of the Year by the Hancock Chamber of Commerce. 

McCusker runs a family business started by her parents in 1958.

She also works as a school bus contractor for Hancock schools. (My boys rode some of her busses.) 

She is an active member of the community and involved in her church at St. Peter Catholic Church.

In the last two years, she has taken an active role in the Child Abuse Awareness organization, raising money to support the work of preventing child abuse. 

Thanks, Dianne, for your strong and caring commitment to the people of our town.

Traffic camera fines add to town revenue

As annoying as it might be, the Optotraffic camera placed near the schools west of town has generated revenue for Hancock.

From the more than $11,000 in fines, the Hancock Town police donated $500 to Children’s Village, a nonprofit safety education center on Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown.

This year, 39 local students visited Children’s Village, a miniature town, to learn about traffic and safety.  

The purpose of the camera is to add to the safety of our local students and through the donation, it has double benefit.

Recycle decorations

If you haven’t put away all the Christmas decorations yet (and some of ours are still up), you can recycle trees, old burned-out lights and electrical decorations, power cords, telephone cords, and computer cables. 

For more information, contact the county recycling office at 240-313-2796.

Trees are accepted at the Hancock Transfer Station, 6502 Hess Road, during regular hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

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