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TOWNSEND — The North Middlesex Regional High School Giving Tree will host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band’s Thursday, July 7, concert on the Townsend Common. The Giving Tree is a non-profit program run by high school students to assist families in Ashby, Pepperell, and Townsend by providing a joyful holiday season for their children.

The Giving Tree program annually sponsors 300 boys and girls ranging in age from infancy through age 18. They are provided with toys and clothes for the holidays addressing both their needs and wants. In addition to holiday gifts, the organization collects funds for fuel assistance and food baskets for local families in need.

The Giving Tree group will be selling hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sausages with peppers and onions, and chips to raise funds to support their program.

The students will also be offering root beer floats, soda, and bottled water for sale. Individually wrapped homemade baked goods will be featured at the bake sale table.

Youngsters attending the lawn party may have their face painted, go in the bounce house, and play the lollipop tree, bean bag toss, ring toss, and donut games. Game prizes will be candy and Fourth of July themed items.

The Giving Tree group will have a table set up on the Common with information about their program.

The Townsend Military Band will open its concert at 7:30 p.m. by playing Bigelow’s “NC – 4” march and a “Selection from Mary Poppins” by Sherman and Sherman.

Vocalist Mary Pispitsos will join the band in the performances of Gershwin’s “Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” and “Embraceable You.”

Bernstein’s “West Side Story”, “Let it go” by Anderson-Lopez and Lopez, and Sousa’s “The Thunderer” march will be included in the first portion of the concert.

The “Semper Fidelis” march by Sousa and the “Poet and the Peasant” overture by von Suppe will be played following intermission. Brown’s arrangement of “Jersey Boys” and the “Liberty Bell” march by Sousa will be performed before the Townsend Military Band concludes its concert at 9:30 by playing the “Star Spangled Banner.”

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