Last week’s rain delayed the luminarias display in the churchyards along High Street and the organizers are going to try again Saturday.
The candle-lighting display will take place in the historic Hancock churchyards and in Widmeyer Park. The display in Widmeyer Park was already planned for this Saturday, so it will be an evening of lights in Hancock.
If you wish to help assemble, place and light the luminarias in the cemeteries around and behind St. Thomas’ Episcopal and St. Peter’s Catholic churches, plan to arrive about 10 a.m. in the back of the St. Peter’s parking lot. Dress warmly for the weather. Lunch will be provided by the ladies of St. Thomas’.
The lighting of the luminarias begins in the early afternoon, and by dark the historic cemeteries and the park will be ready for viewing. Load up the car, bring the family, catch supper at one of our famous local eateries and take some time to remember the best of what this season has to offer.
The luminarias in the park are lit in honor of veterans and those serving in the military.
Library movie set for Saturday
The Hancock Free Library invites children, youth and their parents to a family movie on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. “Arthur’s Christmas” is the feature. Refreshments will be served.
To register, call 301-678-5300.
Christmas for Others sets Sunday deadline
Sunday is the deadline to make donations of new toys, food and gently used coats to the Christmas for Others program.
Residents can drop off their items at any of the participating churches during their Sunday services or drop off the gifts at Town Hall and Community Center during business hours.
Everything must be brought to Town Hall by Tuesday, Dec. 18, so that all can be prepared for the distribution day on Friday, Dec. 21. The hours of distribution will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Christmas for Others is the Hancock community’s annual effort to assist local needy families at holiday time.
And one additional reminder, the Christmas for Others Children’s Party is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St.
Chorus program to be held Thursday night
Lovers of Christmas music are reminded that the students of the Hancock Middle-Senior High School chorus program will present their concert of the season Thursday night at 7 in the school auditorium.
Music will be under the direction of chorus instructor Shayna Warnick.