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Congregational Church will offer the weekly lawn party


TOWNSEND — The Townsend Congregational Church will host the lawn party to be held in conjunction with the Townsend Military Band’s June 28 concert on the Townsend common. Church members will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, hot coffee and cold soda at their food court. Fresh fruit salad, fried dough and popcorn will also be available for purchase. A variety of homebaked goods will be offered for sale.

There will be various games set up on the common that evening for the entertainment of youngsters attending the concert.

Artificial flamingos will be flocked on the common during the June 28 lawn party. Concertgoers will have the opportunity to rent their own flock for a special occasion or to surprise a friend.

Townsend Postmaster Julie Dubuque will be at the Townsend 275th Anniversary Committee’s table set up on the common during the Congregational Church lawn party to sell stamped commemorative envelopes and to hand-cancel them for all who would like a memento. Prior to the band’s intermission she will present to the town of Townsend a picture commemorating June 29, 2007, as the 275th anniversary of Townsend.

The Townsend Military Band will open its program at 7:30 p.m. by playing a fanfare and Wagner’s “Under the Double Eagle” march. Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Cork,” Kalman’s Waltzes from Sari,” and McRae’s “Carnival of Venice” will be performed. Three Italian masters: “O Mio Bambino” by Puccini, “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini and “Di Quella Pira” by Verdi will be offered. Moore’s “Marcho Polo,” the “Il Guarany” overture by Gomez, “Oklahoma” by Rodgers and Hanssen’s “Valdres” march will be included in the first portion of the program.

Following intermission the Townsend Military Band will play Grafulla’s “Washington Greys” march and Grundman’s “American Folk Rhapsody No. 3.” “Sinatra in Concert,” Bennett’s “Lilt of the Latin,” and the “Semper Fidelis” march will be performed. The band will conclude its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing “America the Beautiful” and the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

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