From the organizers . . .
This year’s Christmas 4 Kids (C4K) Benefit Concert, held on Monday, November 22, was bigger than ever; one of the most special elements was the personal attendance of the Gretsches themselves. Fred and Dinah Gretsch got a chance to tour backstage, see the concert, and even appear on stage. Of course, the highlight of the night was the Gretsch Guitar Auction, which brought in a record $4,000. The winning bid came from David Owen. David is an avid guitar collector and had his eye on this special edition Gretsch, which was signed by each of the artists that entertained that night—Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, Sawyer Brown, and The Charlie Daniels Band.
The success of the Benefit Concert with the Gretsch Auction, the Tour Bus Show, which was held on Monday, December 13, and the Children’s Shopping Day, which was Tuesday, December 14, enabled 2010 to be a successful year—from record numbers of attendees to lots of extras for the children.
C4K wants to extend their deepest gratitude for the support that the Gretsch Foundation continues to show through their donation of guitars for the concert auctions. Most importantly, Christmas 4 Kids appreciates Fred and Dinah Gretsch’s personal commitment to the children and their valued friendship.