It was in July of 1864, at the height of the Civil War that Confederate General John McCausland sought ransom for the Town of Hancock and several other towns in Washington, Allegany and Frederick Counties. The southern troops threatened to burn or destroy the towns unless payments were made in cash and supplies. Events are being planned to mark the 150th anniversary of this part of the Civil War. Saturday, July 26, will be the date for the commemoration in Hancock. Plans are still in the works, but the Mayor and Council are on board. Walking tours, lectures and a 5K run are among the ideas being considered. Stay tuned.
The Interfaith Service Coalition is accepting registrations for our very popular "Adventures in Friendship" summer day camp that will be held the week of June 23rd. Participants should be 9 - 12 years old. Maximum registration is 40 so please don't delay. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided daily. "Adventures" is offered free of charge to local youth. Call 301-678-6605 to register.
Hancocks "Farmer's Market will be available for individuals to sell their home grown vegetables starting 1 April 2014 in the Joseph Hancock Jr Park, across rom the Sheetz Store. Dates market will be available are Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday, 8am til ? Contact Town Office at 301-678-5622 or visit the Town Office at 126 W. High Street to register for space.
Get your tickets now for the Luau sponsored by the Hancock Lionesses Club on Saturday, May 17, from 3 to 8:p.m. at the Tonoloway Ron and Gun Club Pavilion at the lake on Woodmont Road west of Hancock. Tickets for adults are $20 and $10 for children 5-10. Children under 5 eat free. The menu includes Bobís Big Beef all you can eat buffet: pulled pork, BBQ chicken & pit beef with potato salad, beans and slaw, iced tea and lemonade, and dessert. Music will include a performance by "Pacific Rhythm Polynesian Dancers,Ē and a DJ for your dancing pleasure. No personal coolers or glass containers allowed, please. Pull out your tropic wear, put on your flip flops, flowered lei, and an orchid behind one ear, and call any member of the Lionesses for tickets. You may also contact Faye Conley at 301-678-5432.