“Simple Gifts” to Be Alfred’s Official Town Song?

Alfred residents and friends and fans of “Simple Gifts” are invited to join FASM tomorrow (February 3, 2015) at 6:00 PM for the Selectmen’s Meeting. Members of FASM plan to request that “Simple Gifts” be officially designated as Alfred’s Town Song.

This isn’t the first time that a town in Maine has picked an official Town Song. In December, Belfast did a similar thing with the song “Further On” by Bronze Radio Return. The song was written by a band member who is also a Belfast native. Check out the Press Herald article here.

It is possible that the request will not be approved at the Selectmen’s Meeting. The Selectmen might choose to move the request to the Town Meeting instead.

For more information about the history of “Simple Gifts,” look here.

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