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TOWNSEND —The Townsend Congregational Church, UCC, will host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band’s Thursday, Aug. 15 concert on the Townsend Common.

Church members will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and sausages with peppers and onions. Fresh fruit cups, fried dough, popcorn, root beer floats, hot coffee, and cold soda and bottled water will also be available. Food and beverages will be ready beginning at 6:30 p.m., so that concert attendees may have dinner at the Common. Free-will donations of whatever people want to give or can afford will be accepted for everything. Small bills would be appreciated.

There will be a wide variety of homemade cookies, breads, cakes, pies, and candies to enjoy for dessert or to take home.

An opportunity to play an assortment of games set up on the Common that evening should interest children attending the concert.

The Townsend Military Band will open its evening program at 7:30 by playing “The Liberty Bell March” by Sousa and “The Saints’ Hallelujah” arranged by Henderson. The “One Finger Polka” by Walters, Osterling’s “Bandology,” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” arranged by Gillis will be performed.

“Three Ayres From Glouester: The Jolly Earl of Cholmondeley, Ayre For Eventide, and The Fiefs of Wembley” by Stuart, the “Bacharach and David Medley: Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head, This Guy Is In Love With You,” and Sousa’s “Washington Post March” will be included in the first portion of the program.

“The New Colonial March” by Hall and “The English Folk Song Suite” by Vaughn Williams will be played following intermission. “A Selection From The Pirates of Penzance” arranged by Godfrey and Hall’s “North Easton March” will be per- formed before the band concludes at 9:30 with the “Star Spangled Banner.”

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