Abbie Griffin Park is in the town center portion of Merrimack, adjacent to Town Hall. Numerous concerts and festivities are held in this park each year. The bandstand is also a popular place for weddings.
The Bandstand at Abbie Griffin Park is a beautiful spot to host wedding or other outdoor events. To reserve the Bandstand at Abbie Griffin Park interested parties must fill out the rental application form and submit it to the Parks and Recreation Department for approval. There is no fee associated with renting the Bandstand however reservations are required to avoid overlapping events.
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A new Angel of Hope Monument is coming to Abbie Griffin Park will be a tranquil place to remember, honor, and never forget the little ones who have gone too soon through pregnancy or infant loss. This monument is organized by the NH Chapter of the Tears Foundation and the Town of Merrimack has provided them space within Abbie Griffin Park.
The Angel will be holding a baby and a poem of hope is etched in the granite next to the Angel. Two butterfly monuments will be placed on the sides of the Angel of Hope and include the names of babies who are loved and remembered. Benches will be placed so families can have a place to sit and reflect. Whether your child died due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, may you find healing and peace with a public memorial to honor your child.
We are pleased to announce the Angel of Hope Unveiling will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11am. Registration and check-in will start at 10:30am. Event to be held at Abbie Griffin Park in Merrimack, NH. Even if you have already signed up your child's/children's name(s) to be included on the monument, we ask all attendees to register at give.thetearsfoundation.org/nhaoh. This will help ensure we have an accurate headcount during planning and are able to accommodate social gathering recommendations. Please choose 'Angel of Hope Engraving Registration'.
All babies registered for the event will be included on the event t-shirt, including those engraved on the monument.
For questions, please contact the Tears Foundation:
Kim Badessa: 603-546-8222
Darcie Champagne: 347-529-9476Email: NewHampshireChapter@TheTearsFoundation.org