It was an extraordinary afternoon at the
Lyme Center Academy Building!


Our community celebration involved many generous souls!  Please read through to join us in gratitude, and enjoy some great photos that celebrate the day.

The Town of Lyme

Thank you for sharing the beautiful Lyme Center Academy Building! 

Celebrating on the property was a joy! It was wonderful to welcome people to our cozy office and celebrate with live music in the special space upstairs.

Dan Freihofer

Thank you for coordinating the music!

Dan, you brought together a fabulous line up:

One Mode of Expression
Frank Gould, Brent Scudder, Steve Flanders, and Joe Tofel
The Whipple Hillbillies
Matthew Greenway, Mark Sunderwirth, Michael Madan, Toby Summerfield, and Ford Daley
Valley Chords
Julie O’Hara, Robyn Jacobs, Danae Carlson, Janet Whyte, Carmen Wilmot, Brenda Gallup
Andrii Zharkov
Traditional tunes from our new Ukrainian neighbor

The music and spirit were enjoyed by all. What a gift!

Event Coordinators

Thank you for your enthusiasm and skill in planning the event!

Dan Freihofer, Music
Martha Tecca, Food, drinks, and set- up
Kathleen Sherrieb, Cookie decoration station, Food
Marilyn Wanner, Kids’ programming, outdoor games, and family fun
Stephen Castellani, Parking and trash/recycling
Julie Davis, Clean up
Stephanie Graudons, Photography
Shelby Wood, Communications and volunteer coordination

Safe Parking

Thank you for helping us to welcome everyone …

First Baptist Church of Lyme, for sharing their parking area
Those Guys of Lyme, for helping people find spaces and setting up safe walking lanes
… and thank you, guests, for parking safely!

Fabulous Volunteers

Thank you for your helping hands before, during, and after the event!

Martha and Grace Tecca, Setting up the space
Scott Barthold, Gregory Bogdanich and Stephen Castellani,
The fabulous Those Guys parking crew
Karen Henry, Warmly welcoming everyone to this event
Nancy and Blake Allison, Adair Mulligan, Hosting the refreshment tables
Lynn McRae, Hosting the cookie decoration station
Lynn McRae, Martha Tecca, Nancy Allison, Kathy Sherrieb, Joan Barthold, Pat Erwin-Ploog, Pam Poire, Julie Davis, Karen Henry, Shelby Wood, Lyme Country Store, Judy Dana, Heidi Davis, Krista Robbins, Emily Tullar, Lara Dwyer, Patty Jenks, and all who brought food and drinks, Sharing “food as love”.
Julie and Jay Davis, Stephen Castellani, Nancy and Blake Allison, Cleaning up after the event
Converse Free Library and the Lyme Food Pantry, Lending entryway mats to keep neighbors safe, and our floors spiffy


Our neighbors, for supporting this event

Contributions helped make this event special and ensure that we can continue to offer spirit-lifting gatherings, where all are welcome.

Please consider making a donation.

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, from several states and countries!

Community extends beyond borders.

Everyone Belongs. 

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.

CCL Board
Jennifer Boylston, PhD, Treasurer
Julie Davis, MD
Dan Freihofer
Patty Jenks, Chief Community Advocate
Jeff Valence
Kathy Sherrieb, DPh, MSN
Martha Tecca, President and Executive Director
Marilyn Wanner
Nancy Allison

CCL Staff
Shelby Wood, Manager of Volunteer Participation
Grace Tecca, Program Assistant and Graphic Designer

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 or upload them here.

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

Email, click here for a brief form to share how you might like to join in, or 

go to the Volunteer Opportunities page on our website.


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