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Civil War event takes place Sunday

July 24, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Civil War event takes place Sunday

Expect to hear cannon fire in Hancock on Sunday afternoon.

Don’t be alarmed, though. It will be part of a special program at the summer meeting of the Hancock Historical Society, to be held in the Joseph Hancock Park on West Main Street. 

The guest speaker for the occasion will be Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy, who  is also president of the historical society. His topic will be “Cannons and Horses: The Nightmare That Was Civil War Artillery,” and, just for fun, his presentation will include live cannon fire.

The program is free and open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the society to attend. 

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Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and snacks for the event. 

The starting time is 2 p.m.

Morgan County fair to get under way

Berkeley Springs (W.VA.) High School will be the setting this weekend for the 13th annual Morgan County Fair. 

The two-day event — Saturday and Sunday — features agricultural, horticultural and 4-H exhibits, health fair, history wagon, antique tractors and cars, arts, crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and other activities. 

A fireworks display is planned for Saturday night at dusk. 

For more information, call 304-258-8400.

Pool party set for Friday

The Hancock Elementary School PTA will host a pool party for students Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hancock Municipal Pool. 

Refreshments will be available, and, of course, chaperones will be present, and lifeguards will be on duty. 

All Hancock Elementary students, including entering students, are invited.

Farmers market open for the summer

Midsummer is the perfect time to enjoy locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

Don’t forget that Hancock’s Farmers Market is open every Saturday and every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joseph Hancock Park on West Main Street. 

In addition to fresh veggies and fruits, many vendors offer homemade pies, cookies, breads and other baked goods.

National Night Out coming up Aug. 6

It’s not too soon to mark this year’s National Night Out Against Crime on your calendar. 

This will be the 14th year for Hancock to participate in this national observance by law-enforcement officials and the communities they serve and protect.

Hosted by the Hancock Police Department and the Interfaith Service Coalition, the event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Widmeyer Park in Hancock.

The event will include food, information, law enforcement demonstrations, free admission to the pool and sports activities. 

Mayor Dan Murphy and Police Chief T. J. Buskirk will open the evening with a short welcoming ceremony, including a prayer for the town and for law enforcement by the Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and chaplain for both the Maryland State Police and the Hancock police. 

The event is free. The community is invited.

For more information, call Buskirk at 301-678-5633 or the ISC at 301-678-6605. 

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