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Charles Sumner Post #25, G.A.R Grand Opening Schedule of Events

Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic Grand […]

Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic

Grand Opening
Saturday, June 21, 2014
10 am – 7 pm

206 South Queen Street|- Chestertown, MD
Charles Sumner Post Grand Army of the Republic

Events and Timing

9:00                         Buffalo Soldiers hold their quarterly meeting in the Building

9:30                         Buffalo Soldiers ride

10:00                     Festival Opens with children’s games and May Pole

MUSIC UNDER THE TENT

10:20                        Sensational Stars

10:40                        Souls of Faith

11:00                        Burke Family Singers

11:20                        Frederick Douglas – reenactor Maryland Humanities Council’s Bill Grimmett

11:40                        Mass. 54th reenactors

NOON                     Ceremonial Wreath Laying for USCT (Colored Troops)
Led by Mass 54th soldiers, and the Kent County Middle School drum corps, followed by the festival attendees March to the Memorial Park on High Street in front of the Court House. A prayer by Rev. Clarence Hawkins.

MUSIC UNDER THE TENT

1:00                        The New Gospelites

1:20                        Peter Heck & Mary Simmons

1:40                        God’s Wealth with Sunny Fassett et al

2:00                        Pam Ortiz Band

2:20                        Pilgrim Travelers

3:00                        Tribute to the elders of our community

3:15                        Poetry by Robert Earl Price and introduction of speaker

3:25                        Dr. Clara Small, Keynote speech

4:00                     Ribbon Cutting at Charles Sumner Post, plus Star Spangled Banner

MUSIC UNDER THE TENT

5:00                         The Vaughn Bratcher Project

6:00                         100 Voice Choir

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