to the volunteers, sponsors, bands and organizers
for making this event a success!
Concert organizers present the $4,650 proceeds from the second annual Chris' Concert to the Grapevine. In the front row, from left, are Grapevine Executive Director Kristen Vance, board chair Siobhan Martin, holding Angie LeFebvre's baby Sophia, concert organizers Denise Barlow and Cheryl Barlow, Jenn Fessender holding her baby Celsie, Alexsis Anderson holding her baby Autumn, Angie LeFebvre, and Roland and Marcia Patten. In the back row are Lianna Pilesky her baby Isabella, concert organizers Sue Durling and Tom Griggs. Other major concert organizers, unable to be present for the ceremony, were Doug Aborn and Dale Ormon of Stoddard, Rick Fitzgerald of Milford and Steve Barlow of Harrisville.
"We are so grateful to Doug Aborn, Cheryl Barlow and the entire Chris' Concert crew, and we are honored to receive this support in Christine Patten's memory. Chris' Concert is a huge help to The Grapevine as we continue to rebound from the loss of state funding two years ago."-- Grapevine Executive Director Kristen Vance
"To pull this off in Chris' name and in her honor and to see the proceeds benefit such an important community asset such as The Grapevine makes all of the hard work by so many caring individuals more than worth while."-- Doug Aborn.
"We are very grateful for the support of numerous local businesses and individuals whose generous sponsorships and contributions helped make the event a success. Chris was a very caring, giving person to all who touched her life; this is reflected by the diverse outpouring of support we've received."-- Cheryl Barlow
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center of Antrim, NH.
The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center serves the people of Hillsborough County, with a focus on Antrim, Hancock, Bennington, Francestown and nearby towns. The Grapevine mission is to promote family and community health and well-being through education, support and the sharing of resources. The Grapevine is a member of Family Support NH, and received the 2006 Smith Award for "Excellence in Service to Families" in a statewide competition sponsored by the NH Children's Trust Fund.
Grapevine programs and services support:
Parents and Family Members
as the best teachers of their children;
, so they will be healthy and ready to learn, and
, as a healthy and supportive environment for all.
Your tax deductible donation will be greatly appreciated! If a monetary donation is not possible, please consider donating a product or gift certificate for an event raffle.
The fiduciary agent for Chris' Concert is The Grapevine a 501(c)3 organization.
hris' Concert is a memorial music festival for our dear friend Christine Patten, who died unexpectedly and way too young. She was a woman who was passionate about helping others, an avid Harley rider, gifted artist, creative cook and adored by all who knew her.
Chris Patten worked tirelessly for the rights of children and families, always putting others' needs first before her own. She worked at a group home for troubled children in Derry NH for 8 years and volunteered at shelters and community kitchens. Like the beneficiary of this concert's proceeds, The Grapevine, Chris was dedicated to child welfare and family support.
Born in 1964, Chris always knew her own mind. The day after graduating magna cum laude from UNH in 1986 with a major in physiology, she went to work at Kuester House, the group home for troubled children.
The fact that she cared about people was illustrated by the time she devoted to helping one of the girls from Kuester House who had left the house -- she took her own time to help the young woman turn her life around. Years later this woman, hearing of Chris' passing, turned up at her services to give testimony to Chris' kindness.
In her spare time Chris loved to ride her Harley, taking trips to Daytona Beach, FL, Myrtle Beach, NC, Sturgis, SD, along with many, many group rides in this beautiful region she called home. At the Rynborn Blues Club, where she bartended for many years, she discovered a passion for the Blues and an admiration and support of local bands. Chris loved music!
It's hard to imagine that she's gone from us this soon. Her smile, hugs, sense of humor, friendship and compassion for others is sorely missed.
Your donation to Chris' Concert will help continue her legacy!