Alan Chartock Alford School June 10 1976
by the Alford to mark bicentennial on July 3 ALFORD -- A bicentennial celebration sponsored by a number of town groups will be here Saturday, July 3, from afternoon until midnight. Festivities "will begin at 5 when first- and second-grade students from the North Egremont Egremont School will gather on the village green to sing a selection of songs. .This will be followed by a public sing-along session led by Alan and Roselle Chartock.- Chartock.- At 6, the Alford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Auxiliary will prepare an outdoor supper. Dinner music will be performed by Robert Strassler and the Alford Renaissance Band. From 7 until 9, a performance of "We the People," featuring the Robbins-Zust Family Players, Players, will be held at the Alford Church. "We the People" .is dramatic and musical presentation presentation of the events of the Revolutionary War era. The presentation presentation is being sponsored by the Alford Bicentennial Commission. Commission. The Alford Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a banjo band for dancing on the village green from 9 until midnight. All the events planned for town's bicentennial observance, with the exception of the supper, supper, will be offered at no charge. Event organizers, however, however, say that they would welcome welcome donations to help .defray expenses. Donations can be made to any member of the Fire Department.