TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Congregational Church, UCC, will host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band's Thursday, June 14, concert on the Townsend Common.

Church members will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and sausages with peppers and onions to hungry concertgoers. Fresh fruit cups, fried dough, popcorn, root beer floats, hot coffee, and cold soda and bottled water will also be available. Food and beverages will be ready beginning at 6:30 p.m., so that concert attendees may have dinner at the Common.

There will not be a set charge for any of the food or beverages. Free-will donations of whatever people want to give or can afford will be accepted for everything. Small bills would be appreciated. There will be a wide variety of homemade cookies, breads, cakes, pies, and candies to enjoy for dessert or to take home.

An opportunity to play an assortment of games set up on the Common that evening should interest children attending the concert.

There will be tables with information about the TCC and one of its community partners, NM Cares. Emphasis will be placed on spreading awareness about the drug addiction stigma and getting information out about the treatment resources available.

All donations received at the Townsend Congregational Church lawn party will go toward the TCC's mental health outreach and NM Cares' addiction and drug awareness initiatives in Townsend.

The Townsend Military Band will open its evening program at 7:30 p.


m. by playing "Honor the Founders" by Buckley and Bocook's arrangement of "Pirates of the Caribbean: at World's End," "Hootenanny" by Walters, "The Barnstormer March" arranged by Mackie-Beyer, and "Echoes of the Metropolitan Opera House" arranged by Tobani will be performed. "Instant Concert" by Walters and "E Pluribus Unum" by Jewel will be included in the first portion of the program.

"The Imperial Guards March" by Foss and the "Second Suite in F minor" by Holst will be played following intermission. "Music of the Carpenters," "Highlights from Titanic" arranged by Custer, and "Bravura" by Duble will be performed before the Townsend Band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing the "Star Spangled Banner."