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Townsend VFW Post #6538 and its Auxiliaries will host the lawn party to be held in conjunction with the Townsend Military Band’s June 25 concert on the Townsend Common.

Area residents are invited to attend the 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. concert, which will be funded by the Amanda E. Dwight Entertainment Fund.

Townsend VFW Post members will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork sandwiches to hungry concertgoers. Fried dough, bottled water, and a variety of cold soda will be offered for sale. Food and beverages will be available from 6:45 until 9:15 p.m.

A wide selection of homemade cookies, squares, cakes, breads, candies, and pies may be purchased from Townsend VFW Ladies Auxiliary members to eat while one listens to the concert or to enjoy later.

There will be numerous activities for children at the lawn party including the opportunity to play baseball, golf, and bean bag toss games, do sand art, and have their face painted.

Townsend Band Stand tiles and glow sticks will be available for purchase.

Concertgoers of all ages will have an opportunity to win stuffed animals and a patriotic money hat.

The Townsend VFW Post and its Auxiliaries will have a booth set up on the Common that evening where area residents may learn how the Townsend VFW Post and its Auxiliaries serve Veterans and the community and whether or not they might be eligible to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars or one of its Auxiliaries.

The Townsend Military Band under the direction of its new Conductor Thomas Souza will open its concert by playing “The Billboard” march by Church and Offenbach’s “Ballet Parisian,” “Bugler’s Holiday” by Anderson, “Music from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Amazing Grace” arranged by Ticheli will be featured. “Poet and Peasant” by von Suppe, “Selections from A Chorus Line” by Hamlisch and Bratton’s “Teddy Bears Picnic” will be performed during the first portion of the concert.

Holst’s “Second Suite in F Minor” and “Movie Magic” arranged by Marshall will be played following intermission. “Best of the Beatles” arranged by Moss, the “John Williams: Evening at the Pops” arrangement by Higgins, Sousa’s “Fairest of the Fair” march and several patriotic tunes will be performed before the Townsend Military Band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing the “Star Spangled Banner.”