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There is nothing like an old-fashioned concert to get the community together. That’s what the town of Jermyn will host July 28 at Callahan Recreational Park.

Since 2007, people from the community and its surrounding areas have been bringing their lawn chairs to the park to listen to the band, dance and reunite with friends and family members. They also dance t.

“Everyone is welcome,” said JoAnne Wilson, co-chair of the Jermyn Events Committee. “It’s a great way for friends and families to have a relaxing summer evening and meet old and new friends.”

Concert in the Park offers free food such as hot dogs and beverages. Free ice cream will be donated by Jermyn residents Paul and Joan Buchinski in memory of Rita Battenberg, a Jermyn resident who recently died.

Local band The Continentals will provide musical entertainment. For the last four years, The Continentals have been playing easy listening Italian love songs and polkas for this annual concert.

Concert in the Park is sponsored by the Jermyn Events Committee and Lackawanna County Commissioners. The Jermyn Events Committee applied for a grant to the Lackawanna County Commissioners to make this event happen.

The Jermyn community, including the Jermyn/Mayfield Knights of Columbus, is working to make Concert in the Park a night for families and friends to get together and communicate with one another. The concert is not just for people who live in the Jermyn community. It is for everybody near or far, organizers said.

“It helps people in the community to get together,” said Kate Hosie, co-chair and president of the Jermyn Events Committee. “It’s a nice get-together for everyone.”

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