TOWNSEND — The Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary and the Townsend Business Association will each have concessions at the lawn party to be held o the Townsend Common during the Townsend Military Band’s July 22 concert.
Members of the Townsend Business Association will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs to sell to hungry concert attendees.
VFW Auxiliary ladies will sell fried dough and a wide variety of homemade cookies, breads, squares, cakes and candies. They will offer cold bottled water and several flavors of soda as well as plants and locally grown vegetables and berries for sale. The VFW Auxiliary will have a Chinese auction where participants may win a variety of items including a patriotic money hat, a crocheted doll, a decorative desktop lamp and a musical water globe. Youngsters will find enjoyment in playing games set up on the Common, such as the basketball, beanbag toss, baseball and lollipop games. The young and young at heart may be lucky enough to win stuffed animals at the lawn party. Glo sticks and pinwheels will be available for purchase.
Ken Arsenault, retired Hawthorne Brook Middle School band director, will conduct the Townsend Miilitary Band during its July 22 concert. Arsenault, who has played trumpet in the Townsend MilitaryBand for many years, has personally selected the music to be played that evening.
The Townsend Military band will open its concert at 7:30 p.m. by playing a fanfare and “America.” Grundman’s “American Fold Rhapsody,” “March of the Belgium Paratroopers,” “Nutmeggers,” Strommen’s “Cumberland Cross,” “Flourish for Wind Band” by Vaughn-Williams, and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” The band will also play “The Music Man,” by Willson, Walton’s “Crown Imperial” march and Stuart’s “Three Ayres from Gloucester.” The concert will wind down with Sousa’s “Washington Post” and “America, the Beautiful,” concluding at 9:30 p.m. with the “Star Spangled Banner.”
The July 15 band concert lawn party was sponsored by Townsend Ecumenical Outreach and Townsend Library.