Save the date of November 2, 2013! On this day, the Hancock Arts Council is featuring an evening concert by The Bing Brothers Band, whose members are having music workshops during the afternoon prior to it. The workshops are from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Both are being held at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, 126 West High Street, Hancock, Maryland.
Being the 2012 recipient of West Virginia's highest folk life award at the Vandalia Gathering in Charleston, The Bing Brothers Band is comprised of five musicians. The members are: Mike Bing, mandolin; Tim Bing, clawhammer banjo; Jake Krack, fiddle; Tim Corbett, bass; and Bob Living, guitar. They are also known in other countries around the world, such as Ireland, England, and Australia, where they have performedvtheir old time and traditional West Virginia music.
Jake Krack, fiddler, is a recipient of many awards, including Galax and the Glenville Folk Festival. His music is included on the CD entitled Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia.
The members of the band are going to be conducting workshops for their instruments in the afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshops are being held in the Hancock Performing Arts Center (Hancock Town Hall) and are free. Anyone interested in learning to play one of the above-mentioned instruments is encouraged to participate. The workshops are for youth and adults and for any level--beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
The workshops (2-4 p.m.) and the concert (7 p.m.) are being sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council and the Forum for Arts, Science, and Technology (FAST) in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Both events are free. Donations are greatly appreciated and are used to sponsor future events. For more information, contact Sinclair Hamilton at 301-678-5719.
Come and enjoy the old time and traditional West Virginia music of The Bing Brothers Band!
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The Hancock Chamber of Commerce Post Office Box 97 • Hancock, MD 21750 • 301-678-5900 • www.HancockMD.com
Date: December 19, 2012
For release: Immediately
Press contact: Wayne Keefer, 304-258-7386 or 240-643-6735
RE: 2013 Hancock Business Person of the Year
The Hancock Chamber of Commerce announces that Ernie Faust, Manager of Hardee’s restaurant in Hancock, has been selected as the 2013 Hancock Business Person of the Year. Ernie Faust, a resident of Greencastle, PA, has been manager of Hardee’s in Hancock for the last ten years.
Faust and Hardee’s has been quietly involved in giving back to the Hancock community for years. Through Faust, Hardee’s has been a longtime supporter of local school programs over the years including programs related to the athletic and band boosters, the Hancock Elementary School Playground Fund, and the Hancock Middle School Good Grades Program. More recently, Faust and Hardee’s have donated dozens of meals to the Washington County Boys & Girls Club—Hancock Afterschool Program, over a several week span.
In addition to student programs, Hardee’s, under Faust’s leadership, has sponsored such community events including the Canal Apple Days Parade, Halloween Parade, the Community Easter Egg Hunt, and events of Hancock In Motion. Faust also helps with a special raffle each year with proceeds going to a local person in need. Faust has also been a long time promoter of local tourism by actively supporting the Western Maryland Rail Trail and has provided materials to the Hancock Visitor’s Center.
In October and November, the Chamber solicited nominations from the public in helping to select a 2013 Hancock Business Person of the Year. Intended nominees were to be business owners and managers who give much of their time and, through their business, give back to the community. Dozens of nominations were received.
Faust was presented with his award at the quarterly Chamber meeting on December 16. A $100 donation will also be made to a local charity of the winner’s choice. Faust asked that a food bank receive this donation. The Chamber has chosen the Interfaith Service Coalition.
The 2012 Hancock Business Person of the Year was Dianne McCusker, owner of Stoner’s Florist.
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NEWEST CHAMBER MEMBER FOR 2014 - BARNHART'S LAWN &
GARDEN SHOP, LOCATED AT 47 WEST MAIN STREET, HANCOCK, MD 21750.
OWNERS JIMMY AND TRACY BARNHART
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE WILL BE HELD AT TONOLOWAY LAKE, WOODMONT ROAD, HANCOCK, MD ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22ND AT 1 PM.
$20 ENTRY FEE OR $20 IN PLEDGES. PLEDGE FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED BYCONTACTING BRANDON 240-500-9452 or CRAIG 301-660-0140 or DEBBIE 301-678-6605.
PLUNGE WILLBENEFIT THE INTERFAITH-SERVICE- COALITION.
The Annual Friendship Banquet and Auction are coming up on Saturday, February 8, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. This important yearly fundraiser for the Church includes both a silent and live auction, a social hour and a sit-down dinner. Cathy Hoopengardner is the organizer and Dr. Ralph Salvagno will again serve as auctioneer. Held in the Church Parish Hall at Church and High Streets, the evening begins at 5:p.m. with the social hour and silent auction. The live auction follows the dinner. Tickets are $15 per person and may be obtained by calling 301-678-6569 or 301-678-5546.
It’s a sure sign of Spring that officials of the Hancock Little League have announced this year’s registration. Dates are Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7 from 6 to 8:p.m., and Saturday February 9, from 9:a.m. to Noon, all at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, 126 West High Street. This is the official 2014 sign-up for both baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 4 – 18. Registration fee is $50, and registrants must provide a birth certificate or other proof of age, plus three proofs of residence. For more information, you may call 301-573-4259.