TOWNSEND — Townsend VFW Post #6538 and its Auxiliary will host the lawn party to be held in conjunction with the Townsend Military Band’s Thursday, June 28, concert on the Townsend Common.
Area residents of all ages are encouraged to attend the 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. concert.
Townsend VFW Post members will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, 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 VFW Auxiliary members to eat while one listens to the concert or to enjoy later.
There will be several activities for children at the lawn party including the opportunity to play in a bouncy house.
Townsend Band Stand tiles 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 Auxiliary will have a booth set up on the Common that evening where area residents may learn how the Townsend VFW Post and its Auxiliary serve veterans and the community and whether or not they might be eligible to join either group.
The Townsend Military Band, under the direction of Conductor Thomas Souza, will open its concert at 7:30 p.m. by playing King’s “Aviation Tournament March” and “John Williams: Evening at Pops” arranged by Higgins. “Selections from Mary Poppins” arranged by Ricketts, the “Sea Songs” by Vaughn Williams, and Lake’s “Old Timers” waltz will be performed. King’s “Princess of India Overture” and Hall’s “Independentia March” will be included in the first portion of the concert.
Following intermission, Bigelow’s “Our Director” march and Leyden’s arrangement of “Oliver! Selections” will be played. The “Light Cavalry Overture” arranged by Fillmore and Klohr’s “Billboard March” will be among the selections offered before the Townsend Band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing the “Star Spangled Banner.”