It was an extraordinary afternoon on Breck Hill!


Our celebration of community involved many, many individuals and community partners.

Please read through to join us in gratitude for the generous contributors,
and enjoy some great photos that celebrate the day.

The Ramsden Family

Thank you for sharing your time, energy, and beautiful space! 

Your breathtaking barn and hillside wholly contributed to the event, you put extraordinary effort into making it pristine, and your parents’ strong spirit of community was everywhere.

Dan Freihofer and the Dinosaurs

Thank you for sharing your music!

Dan, you brought together a fabulous bluegrass band – an amazing display of generosity and talent: David Gibson, Steve Hennig, Gary Hubbard, Andy Tuthill, Craig Lewis, with special guest Jakob Breitbach. The music and spirit were appreciated by absolutely everyone. What a gift!

Neighbor Chefs

Thank you for your generous, delicious contributions to the feast!

Jeff Snelling, Pig Roast and Chicken, too!
Patty Jenks, Cammie Wheeler, Keisa Lopez  Baked Beans
Pat Pippin, Cole Slaw
Martha Tecca Squash and Apple Soup
Joan Barthold Anadama Rolls
Lara Dwyer Cornbread
Joan & Scott Barthold Cider, fresh-pressed onsite!

Many fabulous bakers, a terrific range of apple-themed desserts

Community Partners

Thank you for sharing your time and resources, supporting our community in so many ways!

Those Guys of Lyme, the beautiful party tent
The Orford-Fairlee Lions Club, banquet tables and chairs
Matt Brown Fine Arts, display panels and guidance
Lyme Country Store, 
catering equipment and provisions
Lyme Congregational Church, flatware and service items

In the Lyme Light Logo

We were delighted to celebrate our special volunteers honored throughout the year. Each received recognition for their contributions and a piece donated by a local artisan.

We offer our heartfelt thanks to the honorees and donating artists:

Kathy Sherrieb

Blake Allison

Dan Freihofer

Emily Girdwood
Matt Brown
Lyme’s Day of Service Team, Sue Hanlon, Kathy McGowan, and Lynn McRae
Margaret Caudill-Slosberg
Sherman Phillips
Paphanh Sithavady
Lynore Bolton
Brigette Cameron
Post updated with November and December honorees:
KJ Del’Anonia
Thomas Chapin

Stephanie Reininger donated a watercolor
Matt Brown donated a color woodblock print
Greg Gorman donated a print
Matt Greenway donated a painting
Barbara Newton donated a collage
Grace Tecca donated a print
Molly Mundy donated a print
Kim Meredith donated polymer clay hair combs

Click here to learn more about the volunteers and view the art.

If you are an artist and would love to donate your work to a special Lyme volunteer who’s honored In the Lyme Light, we’d love to hear from you!

Please email or call 603-795-0603.

To all who made the effort to join us, bringing so much joy to this event: 

Thank you for sharing YOU. You came from across Lyme, all over the Upper Valley, and several states.

Community extends beyond borders. 

What were you grateful for?

Here’s some of what you shared:

From The Whole CCL Team

We are all in this together and grateful for all the time, energy, communication, skills, resources, and love that went into this big, inclusive gathering.

Planning Committee
Shelby Wood, Event Coordinator
Nancy Allison
Lynore Bolton
Lee Lopez
Margaret Caldwell
Lara Dwyer
Laurie Veillette
Matt Brown
Martha Tecca
Patty Jenks
Debbie Whitaker

Food Team
Pat Pippin
Lara Dwyer
Lee Lopez
Martha Tecca
Patty Jenks

Logistics Volunteers
The Ramsdens!
Those Guys
Blake & Nancy Allison
Joan & Scott Barthold
Lynore Bolton
Margaret Caldwell
Patty Jenks
Yolanda Knight
Lee & Stuart Lopez
Christie Manning
Mary Jane Mulligan
Mark & Martha Tecca
Jeff Valence
Peggy Villar
Debbie Whitaker
Shelby Wood 

CCL Board
Jennifer Boylston, PhD
Margaret Caldwell
Julie Davis, MD
Lara Dwyer, RN, BSN
Patty Jenks, Director
Lee Lopez
Kathy Sherrieb, DPh, MSN
Martha Tecca, President and Interim Executive Director
Jeff Valence
Laurie Veillette, Psy.D.

Event Photos

Click below to scroll through a slideshow of photos from the afternoon. If you have more photos to share, please email them to 

If you would enjoy learning about ways to help in the community, please contact us any time.

Email or fill out this brief form to share how you might like to join in.  

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Contact us at or 603-795-0603 – we’re happy to help!