Sportsman's Bash

August 15, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Tickets are available for the annual Hancock Fire Department Sportsman’s Bash to be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the fire and rescue property off Sensel Road. 

Gates open at 11 a.m., and the all-you-can-eat buffet begins at 11:30 a.m. 

Tickets cost $25 for ticketholder and guest. 

An array of prizes to delight any sportsman will be offered, and numerous cash prizes will also be awarded. Winners will be drawn every five minutes, beginning at noon. There will also be raffles. 

Tickets are available at the Hancock Fire Department, 3 Fulton St., or from any fire company member.

Concert is Friday

A concert sponsored by Hancock Arts Council takes place Friday at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Town Hall, 126 W. High St. 

The featured group will be the Rhythm Kings, performing blues, blues rock and some funk.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Donations help the Hancock Arts Council bring more events to the community.


Church festival

Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church will hold its annual festival Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. 

The menu includes country ham sandwiches, steamers, chili dogs, homemade soups, pies and ice cream.

The event will feature games for all ages, including a dunk tank.

The Guilford Station Bluegrass Gospel Band will perform. 

The church is west of Hancock off Western Pike. Take Md. 144 west from Hancock, turn left on Western Pike and follow the signs to the church, or take the Woodmont Road exit from Interstate 68, turn right onto U.S. 40, turn left on Western Pike and follow the signs.

Classes resume

Washington County Public Schools will open for the 2013-14 school year Wednesday, Aug. 21.

On Monday, Hancock parents are invited to Back-to-School Night at Hancock Elementary.  Prekindergarten and kindergarten students and parents are invited to visit, beginning at 6 p.m. Grades one to five parents and students are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. 

Parents will be able to check out their student’s new classroom and meet their teachers and the school staff.

Those attending can find out about any last-minute items they might need for the new school year.

Potpie luncheon

Park Head United Methodist Church will hold its monthly chicken potpie luncheon Tuesday at noon in the fellowship hall behind the church. The community is invited.

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

The cost is by donation.

The church is near Indian Springs along U.S. 40 off exit 9 of Interstate 70.

League update

Rain forced the Greater Hancock Church Softball League to postpone the championship game which was to have been played last Friday. 

The game has been rescheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the field in Widmeyer Park. 

First-place St. Thomas’ Episcopal will play second-place Warfordsburg (Pa.) Presbyterian for the league title.  

The winning team will have its name engraved on a trophy donated by Bill and Amy Sterner. 

The league held its end-of-season picnic Sunday afternoon in the park. League organizers Doug and Linda Bolden of St. Peter’s Catholic Church are to be commended for overseeing another great year.

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