Inside the Fall Issue:

Tom Chapin's
'Family Tree' of Music
Keeps Growing

The Chapin Family
Hits The Road For
Two November Tributes

How the Memory of
One Little Girl Has
Made a Difference

Harry's Spirit Fuels
Run Against Hunger

Diligence and a Smile
Pay Off In a Big Way

People Are The
Key To Success
For Esperanza Unida

Fan Fare

Bill Pere

David Miller

Scott Sivakoff


Capture The Holiday
Spirit With Celebrity
Cards While Helping WHY

Community Effort
Overcomes Setbacks
To Make Multi-Purpose
Field A Reality

KIDS Program Founders
Motivate New Generation
of Hunger Fighters

Letter to the Editor

Long Island Needs
'Long Island Cares'

Harry Chapin concert

Letter to the Editor

Thanks very much for the newsletter.

I find it amazing that despite the death of Harry, his memory continues strong in so many people. I did have the pleasure of meeting Harry after a concert in Massey Hall in Toronto in the late 1970's and then again at Hamilton Place in the 1980's. In fact, I was at the taping in which he recorded so many of his greatest stories. Many of my friends who know the music are extremely jealous that I was able to see him a number of times over a five year period.

The Hamilton Place video brings back many memories. I can turn it on and be transported back over 20 years. My daughters, ages 20, 17 and 14, enjoy Harry's music as much as I do and we all enjoy playing this video when ever someone new comes over.

I take great pains to point myself out to my guests; I was six rows up and dead center at the concert. Of course, I had a lot more hair back then.

Harry's music continues to be an inspiration to me even after all these years. His music is as fresh now as it was when I first started listening to it. Truly, Don McLean's song "American Pie" brings memories of Harry Chapin to me, as when he died, it was the day that music died.

Harry Jacobs
Midland, Ontario

Editors' Note: Harry's concert video "You Are the Only Song," recorded live at Hamilton Place, Ontario, and previously released as "The Final Concert," is available in VHS format through the family's website at

Watch for the Next Issue of Circle! on December 7th