Woodbury Lions Club to Present Free Outdoor Concert July 25
WOODBURY, CT – A free outdoor concert, by the 102nd Army Band, will be presented by the Woodbury Lions Club at Hollow Park in Woodbury, CT, on Friday, July 25 at 6:30 P.M.
“We are lucky to have the opportunity to bring another military band to Woodbury this year,” stated Lions Concert Chairman Donald Heavens. “I hope we have as much support for this as we had for the concert in March.”
With an outdoor venue, around the pavilion at Hollow Park, attendees are invited to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic dinner with which to enjoy the ninety-minute concert. The Lions ask that everyone leave the park in the same condition they found it.
“This could not happen without the efforts of many people: Lions, the Park and Rec department, town officials, and the businesses in town who are helping to promote the concert,” said Woodbury Lions President Frank Longo.
Newtown Savings Bank has volunteered to set up a tent to hand out bottled water to the attendees. “This is another example of how our neighbors in the business community assist us in our efforts,” added Longo.
The Woodbury Lions will also have collection bins to help stock the Woodbury Food Bank. While not mandatory, the Lions hope that everyone donates a non-perishable food item. “Summer is a tough time for the food bank,” explained Heavens. “Any help we can give it will be appreciated.”
Stationed in Rockville, the 102nd Army Band is the official musical emissary for the Connecticut Army National Guard. Beginning its deep history in 1863 as the First Regiment, Connecticut National Guard Band, the unit’s musical tradition has continued through many designations and locations. The 102nd Band served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean Conflict. The band has had the honor of playing for our troops returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Noble Eagle.