Happy birthday Thursday, America

July 03, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

I hope all of my readers are spending a great day with friends and family celebrating the founding of our wonderful country. 

In local news, many are in town for the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg.

This entire area was the scene of many active military travels and skirmishes during the Civil War. 

At this time back then, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church was still in active use as a hospital and headquarters for Union troops. 

Locals were still on edge, wondering if the fighting in nearby Pennsylvania would once again spill over in this direction.

It was a time of great crisis and challenge, but our citizens kept the faith, kept the town running and continued to raise their families, go to church and make this town a great place to live. 

Many blessings to Hancock and the USA.

Adult swim back by popular demand

Back by popular request, the Hancock Municipal Pool sponsors an adult swim in the mornings from 8 to 10 a.m.

Depending upon interest, a water aerobics class might be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. 

If you are interested, call the pool at 240-625-7168. 

The pool is in Widmeyer Park.


Reading club in full swing

The Summer Reading Club is in full swing at the Hancock branch of the Washington County Public Library in Widmeyer Park. 

On Tuesday, July 9, celebrate the midpoint with a program featuring live animals that love to “dig in.” 

The event is open to all ages and begins at 2 p.m. 

On Wednesday, July 10, story time is taking place at 10:30 a.m. in the Lions Club pavilion at the park.

Photo contest under way

The eighth annual Hancock Photo Contest is open for the community’s submissions. 

The deadline this year will be Aug. 31. 

Two photos 8-inches by-10 or larger can be entered without charge.

Submissions must be of local interest and may be dropped off at Town Hall or the library during regular hours at each location. 

Thank you to the Hancock Rotary Club for sponsoring the prizes. 

Many winners from previous years are featured on the Town of Hancock Facebook page and website.

Pig roast planned Saturday at church

Tri-State Community Church will sponsor a pig roast Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at its 326 E. Main St. location (the former Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Visitors Center building across from CNB Bank). 

The event is free and open to the public.

Pastor Alan Myers is eager to meet residents and encourages everyone to attend.

Sunday worship at the church is at 11 a.m.

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