Cancer study

July 10, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock
  • Hancock Rotary Club Presdident Carmon Gordon, center, presents service awards to the Hinckle sisters, Barbara Hinckle, left, and Rhonda "Susie" Hinckle.
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The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3, otherwise known as CPS-3, is about to begin.

CPS-3 is the third study using volunteers who donate a small blood sample, then fill out a questionnaire regarding changes in their health and lifestyle over a period of years.

If at any time a participant develops cancer, his or her blood sample is used in research, helping the society determine causes and preconditions.  The goal of the society is to register 300,000 people nation-wide. 

Today is an opportunity to participate. Registration is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High St. 

To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-604-5888 or go to

Free movie offered

Teen movie night for those ages 13 to 18 takes place Friday evening at the Hancock Public Library, featuring the movie “Holes.” Starting time is 6 p.m.; ending time is 9 p.m., with refreshments offered. 

To register, call 301-678-5300.


Vacation Bible school

Vacation Bible School begins at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Sunday and continues through Thursday, July 18.

The theme of this year’s program is “Breathe It In:  God Gives Life!,” with lessons centering on the Holy Spirit. 

Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate each evening in Bible study, music, stories, crafts and fun.

 Refreshments are served nightly, and there will be a picnic supper one evening. 

The classes end Thursday evening with an outdoor worship service and an ice-cream social. 

For more information or to register, call the church at 301-678-6569.

Camp slots still open

National Park Service personnel report that there are still slots available for the Hancock Junior Ranger Day Camp, which will be held July 15-18 at the Bowles House (visitors center).

The event for students entering grades four to six includes hiking, biking, games, crafts and other activities. 

Activities are from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. 

To sign up, call Peggy Gaul, youth programs coordinator for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park at 301-739-6072 (office) or 301-491-1743 (cell).

Potpie luncheon set

Park Head United Methodist Church will hold its monthly Senior Saints potpie luncheon Tuesday at noon at the fellowship hall behind the church. 

The menu includes chicken potpie, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and beverage.

Cost is by donation and everyone is welcome to attend. 

For more information, call 301-842-2649.

The church on U.S. 40 near Indian Springs at Exit 9 off Interstate 70.

Open mic night

The Hancock Arts Council will hold Open Mic Night Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Town Hall, 126 W. High St. 

The event offers a chance for anyone of any age to perform original or nonoriginal music or poetry.

Participants may initially perform one or two songs or poems, then another (if they choose), after a brief intermission.

Participants should bring their instrument to accompany themselves.

To participate as a performer, sign up with Jeanne Ward on arrival or send her an email at in advance. 

Admission is free with donations accepted to benefit the Arts Council.

Rotary honors members

Hancock Rotary Club President Carmon Gordon recently honored two of the most deserving local Rotarians with special awards for community service.

Sisters Barbara Hinckle and Rhonda “Susie” Hinckle are tireless in their involvement in the community, including helping with events at Hancock United Methodist Church and working with the Red Cross bloodmobile.

The sisters assist the arts council and help plant and tend flowers in town.  

In addition, Gordon was honored to receive the Presidential Citation from Assistant Gov. David Hanlin.

The award was presented by Hanlin at the local meeting, placing Hancock in a small group of less than 33 percent of the clubs in District 7360 that were successful in achieving this goal.

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Be sure to send your news about the Hancock community to or call 301-678-6888.

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