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United Methodist Church to sponsor July 12 lawn party


TOWNSEND — The Townsend United Methodist Church will host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band’s Thursday evening, July 11, concert on the Townsend Common.

Church members will be selling hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and sausages with peppers and onions to hungry concertgoers. Homemade baked beans, potato salad and fresh fruit cups will be available for purchase. Cold soda, bottled water and hot coffee will be offered for sale. A variety of home-baked goods may be purchased at the lawn party.

Children attending the concert may win prizes by playing the various games set up on the Common that evening for their enjoyment, including the fishing game, lollipop tree and bean-bag toss.

The Townsend Military Band will open its program at 7:30 p.m. by playing a fanfare, “America,” and “Sunday Morning at Glion” by Bendel. Tchaikowsky’s “Finale from Symphony in F Minor No. 4.” Tchaikowsky’s “Serenade for Strings Waltz,” and Gershwin’s “Prelude no. 2” will be performed. Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” overture, Stuart’s “Three Ayres from Gloucester,” Rimsky’s “Capriccio Espanolle,” and Goldman’s “On the Hudson” march will be played during the first portion of the concert.

Following the intermission, the band will play “007 Bond” and the “National Emblem” march, and “America the Beautiful” arranged by Cacavas will be performed before the Townsend Military Band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing the “Star Spangled Banner” by Key.

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