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Patriotic concert set for Sunday

Event also features ice cream social

POSTED: June 26, 2013 12:27 a.m.

The public is invited to get a jump start on Independence Day festivities this weekend.

Forsyth County Senior Services is holding a patriotic concert and ice cream social for all ages from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sexton Hall Enrichment, 2115 Chloe Road in south Forsyth.

Michael Bohn, senior services director, said his department is “excited to host a patriotic concert for the whole community.”

“And with the hot weather of summer upon us, we are really looking forward to offering an ice cream bar complete with as assortment of toppings,” he said in a statement. “It should be a great afternoon.”

The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band will present the afternoon’s musical entertainment.

Harold Titus, director of the group, said it will be the first of two patriotic concerts for the band this summer. The second is set for 9 to 10 a.m. July 4 on the Forsyth County Courthouse lawn.

“We’re excited about both performances,” he said, noting Sunday will be the second time the community band has performed at Sexton Hall.

“It’s a great facility and it should be fun for everyone.”

According to Titus, about 60 of the group’s 75 members will be performing at the concert, which is part of a new quarterly series being held by senior services.

The event is $5 per person. Those fees will be split with half going to the band and half to the programs of senior services, which include meals, outings and a variety of classes in areas such as art, music, technology and fitness for residents 50 and older.


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