Air Force band, corn festival set for this weekend


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TROY — Local summer celebrations continue with a local sweet corn festival at Fulton Farms this weekend and the Air Force Band of Flight on Sunday for plenty of fun and entertainment this weekend

All systems go with this Sunday’s performance of the Air Force Band of Flight on Prouty Plaza.

The 14-member ensemble plays music ranging from classical to familiar favorites, according to the band’s website.

The concert is open to all ages and is free to the public. The city of Troy is sponsoring the event. Hobart Arena will serve as the inclement weather location.

A few chairs will be available on Prouty Plaza, so bring chairs and a few friends to downtown Troy to enjoy the Air Force Band of Flight’s performance. It is the third military band to visit Troy this summer.

From community relations performances to high-level military functions, this exciting group of Airmen musicians demonstrates the hallmarks of quality, innovation, and entertainment. Its repertoire, which draws heavily on the talented arrangers in the band, is best characterized as everything from Bach to the Beatles and beyond.

The United States Air Force Band of Flight is stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This 14-mem­ber group performs a diverse and exciting program consisting of classical music, marches, jazz, country and rock. Whether performing full-length concerts or supporting official military functions, these active duty Air Force Airmen musicians consistently demonstrate the United States Air Force Band of Flight’s commitment to musical excellence.

The United States Air Force Band of Flight is one of ten bands in the Air Force. The band’s purpose is to support the Air Force mission in war and peace by providing professional musical products and services for troop morale, recruiting, and community relations events. The United States Air Force Band of Flight honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U. S. Air Force and the United States of America. For more information about this and other performances by your United States Air Force Band of Flight, please go to www.bandofflight.af.mil.

Food, family, fun at Fulton Farms this weekend

If summer had a taste, it would be sweet, buttery, salted sweet corn hot off the grill. At Fulton Farms, located at 2393 State Route 202, Troy, the sweet taste of one of their best selling produce offerings of the summer is celebrated with its second annual Sweet Corn Festival.

The festival kicks off on Saturday at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The festival reopens Sunday at noon and closes at 5 p.m.

Events include corn-on-the-cob eating and corn shucking contests, live music, hayrides, and a petting zoo.The contests kick-off Saturday at noon and 4 p.m. and at 1 p.m. Sunday.

A corn hole game tournament will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. The tournament requires a $10 entry fee and begins at 2 p.m. Saturday.

A food tent will feature several local restaurants which will offer sandwiches, ice cream and everything in between. The festival also features inflatables and games, craft vendors and several entertainment performers throughout the weekend.

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