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Farmington’s harmonica man celebrates 100th birthday


FARMINGTON FALLS - Due to COVID-19, and for the health and safety of Maurice and all in the community, we are practicing social distancing on this momentous occasion. Anyone wishing to offer birthday wishes to Maurice is invited to participate in a celebratory “parade" on Sunday, August 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside of Union Baptist Church in Farmington Falls. So many of you know Maurice as the Harmonica Man and, rest assured, if not for the pandemic, Maurice would be entertaining all with song on his special day. This will still be a wonderful opportunity for all to honor him on his centennial birthday and he looks forward to seeing you!

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  1. Happy wonderful birthday Mr. Hovey

  2. Happy Birthday, Maurice. You certainly have entertained many people with your harmonica's over the years. Enjoy your day!!!!

  3. Happy Birthday sir!!!!! Was a pleasure to go into Farmington Farmers Union and see you.

  4. Happy 100th bud may we all be so blessed. I'm gonna try to make the parade and blow some harp for Maurice!

  5. Happy 100th Birthday Maurice Hovey.
    Wish I could be there in person to help you celebrate.

  6. Happy 100th Birthday Maurice! Lee and I know you as the bell ringer at Union Baptist Church. What a pleasure it was meeting you in 2007. Best wishes!

  7. I hope this birthday finds you well.
    I have some wonderful memories of your harmonica playing at Pinewood Terrace, as well as many other places.

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