Franklin Savings Bank supports Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — Franklin Savings Bank has for the past four years been the major supporter of the youth program at the Kingfield POPS. The financial institute is offering free tickets to the June 28 POPS concert, for youth 17 and younger. These tickets will be distributed to all students in five local school districts, daycares, preschools, churches, libraries, chambers and as well as at the gate, according to a Kingfield POPS press release.

Providing free access for youth to musical performances is a key component of the POPS mission. Donald Tranten, president of the POPS, said in the release “We are so grateful to Franklin Savings Bank for their generous support of our commitment to give the children of our area exposure to world class musical experiences. They have been an important partner in this endeavor.” Peter Judkins, president of the Franklin Savings Bank stated in the release “We are pleased to provide free access to the youth in our communities to the cultural event of the summer, the Kingfield POPS!” The event is a family friendly outdoor concert, held June 28 at the Kennedy Farm, Route 142, featuring a wide variety of music. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

The Bangor Symphony, conducted by Grammy Award winner Lucas Richman, will play a medley of patriotic, classical and popular pieces. The internationally famous folk singer, Jonathan Edwards will play a set on his own and then one with the orchestra. Maine’s own talented singer, song writer Kate Schrock will perform a set. The nationally recognized young immigrant women’s choir, Pihcintu, celebrate the healing powers of music with song. The evening concludes with a fabulous fireworks display.

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Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Tickets are available at Tranten’s Family Market in Kingfield and Farmington and Skowhegan Savings Banks in Franklin County.

The weekend starts with a Friday night Art Walk in Downtown Kingfield, then an Arts Festival all day in Kingfield followed by the POPS and fireworks. Other activities are planned for Sunday.

For more information, contact Vici Robinson, [email protected].

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