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Giving Tree will host Townsend Military Band’s concert

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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 6, 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, sausage subs 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 go in the bounce house, have their face painted, and win prizes by playing the lollipop tree, bean bag toss, ring toss, and croquet games.

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 the Mexican march “Zacateuas” arranged by Glover. “Highlights from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” arranged by Longfield, “Begin the Beguine” arranged by Krance, and “The Wrong Note Rag” arranged by Ricketts will be performed. “It’s A Long, Long Way To Tipperary” arranged by Deshon, “Highlights From Jesus Christ Superstar” by Webber and Rice, and Fucik’s “Florentiner March” will be included in the first portion of the program.

The “March of the Belgian Parachutists” arranged by Bourgeois and Parker’s “American Legion March” will be played following intermission. “John Williams: Evening at the Pops” arranged by Higgins, Holst’s “Second Suite for Military Band in F Major”, and the “Radetzky March” arranged by Laurendeau will be performed before the Townsend Military Band concludes its concert at 9:30 by playing the “Star Spangled Banner.”

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