Patriot’s Day Concert–A Huge Success!

The Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert on April 16 was a huge success. Thanks to beautiful weather, the concert by the 4 bell choirs regaled a record-breaking audience of 215 with toe-tapping patriotic and American music. The highlights of the concert were Allison Bukys’ handbell solo called “The Typewriter” with typewriter percussion and the flag that unfurled from the arch of the chancel during America the Beautiful. Donations from the concert totaled $658 for the Fourth Presbyterian Church, South Boston for scholarships to their after school and summer music and arts program. Nine youth from the program attended the concert with their director, Rev Tim Hughes, and afterward the Christian Service committee treated them to a day of fun with a picnic at the Center playground before watching the afternoon parade.

Thank you to all the hardworking Hancock folks that made this benefit concert and collaboration with Fourth Presbyterian possible: directors, ringers, tv crew, MC, Christian Service committee, LHS National Honor Society volunteers, and the many Hancock volunteers.

If you missed the concert and would like to view it, it is available streaming on LexMedia.

(Go to

Search “Handbell Concert”. The search will return 3 selections, choose the last one.)

If you would like to support Fourth Presbyterians’ mission to serve youth in South Boston, the Christian Service committee will be accepting donations of used keyboards, guitars, percussion instruments, and music stands as well as monetary donations.  Contact Laurie Bergstrom if you have items you would like to donate.


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