Stars, Stripes and Strings Fest at Veteran's Park Saturday August 20

The final concert at Veteran's Park in Manchester once again touched on the recurring theme, appropriately so, of veterans, patriotism and community.  It was a beautiful summer night and probably the best attendance yet to end the series with a bang!  I wish I remembered this veterans name, who sang (with the help of the crowd) the National Anthem.

As events like this can be, it is the place to see and be seen.  Through these six events, I have become friendly with some of the downtown community, reconnected with local friends and met so many friendly people/families.

 Profile Chorus opened the show with their harmonious mix of newer and classic songs.  They were very animated and that came out strong with their performance of Thriller.

Profile Chorus opened the show with their harmonious mix of newer and classic songs.  They were very animated and that came out strong with their performance of Thriller.

 Mayor Gatsas announcing the apparently well-known veteran and the National Anthem.

Mayor Gatsas announcing the apparently well-known veteran and the National Anthem.

All of the bands/performers were so heartfelt and genuine which made for touching songs and tributes, as well as just plain rockin' and fun lovin' tunes.  Many did songs for the love of the USA and other patriotic themes. 

The Jimmy Lehoux Band was the final act for the series and the huge crowd loved them!  Ending the show with his solo performance of Please Come to Boston was so sweet and is one of my favorite songs.

The feeling of community that Intown Manchester has created (with TD Bank and other sponsors) in this concert series was wonderful and I hope it continues to grow.  Besides the concerts, there was and still are, other family friendly events that they sponsor.  I had so much fun being a part of this and blogging about it...........I loved it!!! 

Veteran's Park Free Thursday Night Concerts

 The main entertainment was Foreigner's Journey with Chris Cavanaugh opening the show.

The main entertainment was Foreigner's Journey with Chris Cavanaugh opening the show.

This was my first time as a vendor at the event and I wasn't sure how sales would go for my items, but I had quite a few sales and my items were well received.

  Bright summery colors, cute for a young girl

Bright summery colors, cute for a young girl

  Large summer tote bags

Large summer tote bags

I made a new batch of summer bags, some very bright and colorful, some smaller clutch-type bags and some large tote bags to carry a lot of items to the beach or lake.

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The kickoff to the free Thursday night concerts at Veteran's Park in downtown Manchester seemed a great success for all; TD Bank, Intown Manchester, the musical entertainment and the crowd!  Due to the threat of storms, the show was moved up an hour, but that didn't seem to have much of an effect on the attendance.  I was impressed with the fun, family atmosphere, the production was very professional and the music was a crowd pleaser.  It was so hot and humid, but the energy was still intense on the stage.

  New summer clutch-size bags, this bright green with pompoms.

New summer clutch-size bags, this bright green with pompoms.

As always, the bags are lined with complimentary fabrics to the designer choices on the outside.

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Check out these other new clutch-size bags.  And remember.......these are not your everyday bags......they are unique, fun and funky keepsakes.

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