Grapevine benefits from Chris’ Concert

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center received a donation of $4,650 last week, proceeds from the second annual Chris’ Concert held July 20 at Granite Gorge in Roxbury.

The music festival was organized by the friends of Peterborough native Christine Patten, who died suddenly in 2010 at the age of 46.

Grapevine Executive Director Kristen Vance said, “We are so grateful to Doug, Cheryl and the entire Chris’ Concert crew, and we are honored to receive this support in Christine’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.”

The check was presented by concert organizers Cheryl Barlow and Sue Durling of Harrisville, Denise Barlow of Peterborough and Tom Briggs of Antrim. Chris’s parents, Marcia and Roland Patten, were also present.

Other major concert organizers, unable to be present for the ceremony, were Doug Aborn and Dale Ormon of Stoddard, Rick Fitzgerald of Nashua and Steve Barlow of Harrisville.

“We are thankful for the support of numerous local businesses and individuals whose generous sponsorships and contributions helped make the event a success,” said Cheryl Barlow. “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.”

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