If you are a Hancock citizen (anywhere in the 21750 zip code, even outside the town limits) and have not yet filled out a Hancock community survey, be sure to visit the Hancock Chamber of Commerce website and complete a survey.
It is important to get as many replies as possible regarding youths in our community and community needs. So far, about 175 adults and 60 youths have completed the survey, and the deadline is the end of February.
Go to www.hancockmd.com and click on the link in the middle of the page for the survey.
Tri-State Tigers Cheerleaders will hold a dance marathon fundraiser Saturday from noon to midnight in the Hancock High School gym.
The grand prize is $300 for the person, couple or group which lasts the longest. A consolation prize will be offered for second place. The cost is $10 per person and $16 per couple, with a $3 cover charge for noncontestants.
There will be food, drinks and raffles with entertainment, as well.
If you purchase your ticket in advance, you could win a door prize.
For tickets, call Teresa Tasker at 301-334-7551.
Baseball skills camp
A baseball skills camp is planned for Hancock on Saturdays March 5, 12 and 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants must be at least 6 years old and no older than 13. Dress for practice with both flat shoes and spikes. Drinks will be provided.
To register, call Coach Brian Kerns at 301-678-5037.
Prom fashion show
Coming up: David's Bridal and Tux presents "A Prom Fashion Show Event" on Saturday March 5, starting at 6 p.m. at the Hancock American Legion. You can purchase tickets at the door for $8. The event is sponsored by the Hancock Lioness Club. For more information, call Kasey Minnick at 717-294-6167.
Walk sponsors sought
The Walk to End Child Abuse, sponsored by the Hancock Police Department, is seeking business and corporate sponsors. Platinum sponsors for $500, gold for $200, silver for $100 and bronze for $50 are available. Each level includes your company name on the walk T-shirt, complementary T-shirts and walk entries, and a plaque or certificate.
Items are also needed for the walk, including bottled water, refreshments, granola bars, snacks, raffle items, print items, advertising and gift certificates. All donations support the Safe Place Child Advocacy Center.
For information, contact Dee Myers at 301-992-6976, Chief T.J. Buskirk at 301-331-7091, or Lorie Faith at 301-988-7091.
The walk is planned for April 30 on the Western Maryland Rail Trail at Hancock. Sponsor deadline is the end of March.
The laptops have arrived and students at Hancock High School are participating in an educational first to help prepare them for college and beyond. Through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, laptops and classroom equipment for their application are creating a new learning environment. Smartboards, and viewing weather maps in real time are just two new methods. This is also a first for Washington County and will assist our lower-income community to encourage students to higher achievement and educational vision.
Hancock In Motion will host a free movie and popcorn night Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The movie is "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2."