Hancock prepares for town green dedication

HANCOCK — The development of the Hancock Town Green is continuing. On Monday, May 19, a group of residents, led by Dick Robson, placed 14 memorial plaques at the base of the maple and crabapple Trees. Additionally, the selectboard purchased a raised memorial plaque for the Roxanne Sue Curtis Bowen memorial balsam tree that was installed this week.
This is in advance of the dedication ceremony for the Hancock town green being held from 9-9:45 a.m. on Monday, May 26. The first memorial bench will be placed on the town green before the ceremony. Please plan to come to this event to hear about the town green history and future plans and to see the new plaques and bench. Refreshments will be served.
Also, for the second year in a row Hancock Town Pride will be handing out free sunflowers for residents to plant to meet the group’s goal of beautifying the town. Seeds were donated by residents Ross Parker and Denise Chapin. Jack Ross planted the sunflowers so the seedlings will be ready to hand out. In other beautification efforts, Dorothy Robson is heading up the planting of the three barrels, one by the Hancock & Granville Community Church and two on each side of the bridge at the junction of Routes 100/125.
Following the dedication ceremony the annual Memorial Day parade in Hancock will begin at 10 a.m.
A reminder that Hancock Town Pride welcomes any residents wishing to join. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Vermont Home Bakery. Please contact Jill Jesso-White at 767-4128 for more information on how to become involved. An announcement about summer concerts on the town green will be coming shortly.
The Friends of the Hancock Free Public Library are pleased to have Sydney Lea, Vermont state poet laureate, coming for an evening of poetry discussion on Thursday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
In other news, the Friends are busy planning an event for the public in honor of the Hancock Free Public Library’s 100th anniversary in 2014. Details to come soon.
The Friends meet the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to join this group with the mission of promoting our library services.
The Friends sponsor a book discussion group called Valley Readers. Valley Readers meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall. For more information on either the Friends or Valley Readers, please contact Jill Jesso-White at 767-4128.
The Community Church of Hancock and Granville had the drawing for the Spring Raffle on Sunday, May 18, after church service at their coffee hour. Congratulations to Carol Twitchell for winning the basket of prizes and to Jill Jesso-White who won the quillow. The proceeds from this fundraiser go to help pay the expenses of the church.
If you’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the church, you can make your check out to the Community Church of Hancock & Granville or C.C. of H. & G., and mail to PO Box 45, Hancock, VT 05748.
The Community Church is also selling quality Christmas cards and Rada paring knives. We hope to add some all-occasion cards as well. These will be sold at our events, or you can also contact Roger Comes at 767-9034 if you would like to purchase any of these items for yourself or as gifts. Check us out on Facebook as well.

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