Today is Groundhog Day, that iconic American holiday when we ask a rodent to predict the weather. I’ll bet “Phil” has already been out for a stroll, and they had to strip off his sunglasses when they dragged him out of bed this morning.
Gold and silver exchange
On Saturday, there will be a gold and silver exchange at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your unwanted gold and silver, and you might receive cash for your items. The sponsoring agency is Kingsway Trading, and 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the church to help with its general fund. The church and parish hall are at the intersection of Church and High streets in Hancock.
Band keeping busy
The Hancock Band Boosters are busy this month. Its Wolfgang Candy sale begins today and orders are due Feb. 29. This is a great source for Easter treats.
In addition, the band boosters are sponsoring a sandwich sale Feb. 7 to 16. You can purchase beef, turkey and ham sandwiches to be delivered on Feb. 22.
To place an order for candy or sandwiches, send an email to Pantherbandboosters@hotmail.com.
The first winter indoor competition takes place Saturday, Feb. 11, in Chambersburg, Pa., for Hancock’s indoor guard and indoor percussion ensembles.
Finally, enjoy the All County Band concert Saturday at North Hagerstown High School. Tickets can be purchased from the school or at the door. Congratulations to Autumn Pittman, who will represent Hancock at the festival.
Keep that flag waving
I have had several citizens suggest that I mention the beautiful, large American flag at the Blue Goose Farm Market east of town. As you approach Hancock in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, the flag appears just behind the exit sign for Hancock.
Waving during the day and lit up at night, it is an impressive reminder of our great land and the freedoms, rights and responsibilities of all citizens.
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