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TOWNSEND — Townsend Ecumenical Outreach will host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band’s concert on the Townsend Common on July.

TEO was started in 1984 by a handful of volunteers and is now celebrating its 35th year of service to the community. With the generosity of the community and dedicated volunteers, it has grown to serve about 200 people per month in Townsend and Ashby.

Its programs include a monthly food distribution, its clothes closet, its weekend backpack program for elementary school children, and emergency assistance. Anyone needing assistance or knowing someone who needs assistance, may contact TEO though its Facebook page.

Members of TEO will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, fried dough, and cold soda and bottled water. A variety of home-baked goods will also be available.

A bouncy house and several games will be set up on the Common that evening for the enjoyment of children attending the concert.

The Townsend Military Band will open its concert at 7:30 p.m. by playing “The Imperial Guards March” by Foss and “The Lion King Medley” arranged by Higgins. Waters’ arrangement of “Sweet Caroline,” “Bolero” arranged by Erickson, and “The Maine Festival March” by Hall will be performed. “The Sound of The Tijuana Brass Medley” arranged by Russell, “West Side Story Selections,” and Parker’s “American Legion March” will be played during the first portion of the concert.

Following intermission, “John Williams: The Symphonic Marches” arranged by Higgins and the “Barber of Seville Overture” arranged by Meyrelles will be played. “Toccata for Band” by Erickson and “E Pluribus Unum” by Jewell will be performed before the Townsend Band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing the “Star Spangled Banner.”