OXFORD – It’s time again for one of Oxford’s great annual summer traditions, the Oxford Historical Society’s (OHS) Ice Cream Social and Concert! The Oxford Community Band's Summer Concert Series will be heldat 7 p.m. Thursday at the OHS Depot-Museum. All are welcome to share in this wonderful social event of the season. There will be music, a raffle – for a framed Oxford Academy school watercolor print, ice-cream, and an exhibit of Oxford business memorabilia as well as the new, permanent Ingersoll Civil War mementos.
The Oxford Community Band will set up outdoors, under the overhang of the authentic D. L. & W. railroad depot (built circa 1920) at 1 Depot Street. OHS President, Fred Lanfear anticipates being host to over 100 community members in attendance for this pleasurable hour of music. This summer, the band is under the direction of Francis Wilcox. They will play marches, show tunes, overtures and novelty selections for the enjoyment of the Oxford community. As is the tradition with this summer performance, it will be accompanied by delicious ice-cream, sold at the olde fashioned price of five cents a bowl. Visiting Oxford Band alumni are encouraged to make themselves known to the band or bring an instrument and sit in. As always, the performance is FREE of charge.