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Canal-Apple Days set for Sept. 21 and 22

August 21, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Canal-Apple Days set for Sept. 21 and 22

Vendors and exhibitors are sought for the Canal- Apple Days Festival set to be held the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22.

Space is limited. For more information, call 301-678-2146. 

Back-to-school night planned Monday

Back-to-school night will take place Monday at 6 p.m. in the Hancock Middle-Senior High School auditorium. 

On Tuesday, the girls volleyball team hosts a scrimmage game against McConnellsburg (Pa.) High School. Starting times are 5:30 p.m. for jayvee and 6:30 p.m. for varsity.   

School fundraisers available online

Hancock residents can help raise money for Hancock Elementary School by going to the PTA page of the school website at http://hancockelementary.weebly.com/pta.html. 

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Participants can register a Martin’s and/or Food Lion card and a portion of purchases will go back to the school.

The media center has been newly organized for 2013-14. It has a a greater collection of books, as well as computers for student use. Students can find resources at www.youseemore.com/wcps/readyref.asp. 

My Big Campus is a wonderful tool for helping students write and communicate with other students and their teachers. The school uses My Big Campus in first through fifth grades to have students post writings, answer discussion questions and create blogs. 

If you visit the school, check out the media center, which has been remodeled with separate sections for the “Everybody” section (picture books), fiction, nonfiction, reference and biographies.
Many new books will arrive within the next few months.

The media center always needs volunteers to help with shelving books or straightening the shelves. 

Church concert planned Sunday

Hancock Assembly of God will host a free concert Sunday at 7 p.m. The program will feature singers and musicians from the local congregation. The community is invited. The church is at 431 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

Camp the canal opportunities available

Did you know you can spend the night along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath? Nearly 40 designated camping sites and historic lockhouses are along the 184.5-mile towpath.  

Visitors will have an opportunity to experience natural and cultural resources while spending the night in a national park. Hiker-biker campsites can be found every six to eight miles. They offer a free stay of one night per site, per trip. Sites accommodate a maximum of two tents and eight people per site. For locations and more information, call park headquarters at 301-739-4200. 

Benefit dinner planned Sept. 7

The Modern Woodmen of America will host a benefit dinner for Tristan Douglas, a young cancer patient, on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at nearby Needmore (Pa.) Bible Church. 

The menu features lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. 

Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for those ages 5 to 12, and are free for those younger than 5.  Advanced ticket purchases are available.  

A silent auction will be held. 

For tickets or directions to the church, call Verla Hill at 717-573-2370 or Chris Hill at 717-573-4599.

Fort Frederick event to be held this weekend

The French and Indian War Muster takes place at nearby Fort Frederick State Park this weekend. 

The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. 

French, British and American Indian re-enactors will assemble for a weekend of 18th-century battle re-enactments and living history demonstrations.

Period crafts and vendors will also be part of the activities. 

There is a park entrance fee of $3 per car for Maryland residents and $5 per car for those from out of state. 

The park is at 111000 Fort Frederick Road in Big Pool, east of Hancock at exit 12 off Interstate 70. 

For more information,  call 301-842-2155.

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