Photo by Katherine Tallmadge
David Dunning, Jeh Johnson and Jack Evans
David Dunning, Jeh Johnson and Jack Evans

The Friends of Rose Park held its annual fundraising event at the historic Evermay estate in Georgetown on October 6, 2016.

Abby Blomstrom, Sara Macauley and Ramona Green (Photo by: Katherine Tallmadge) Abby Blomstrom, Sara Macauley and Ramona Green

The evening was co-hosted by Evermay co-owner, Dr. Sachiko Kuno, President and CEO of S & R Foundation, who lent the refurbished 28th Street mansion to the cause.

David Abrams Dr Sachiko Kuno and Dr Russell Bridges (Photo by: Katherine Tallmadge) David Abrams Dr Sachiko Kuno and Dr Russell Bridges

"Georgetown is going through a golden age," said Georgetown's D.C. City Council Member, Jack Evans, who attended along with other esteemed neighbors, including Jeh Johnson, The United States Secretary of Homeland Security. "There's nothing like Fall in Georgetown!" said Evans on one of the most beautiful evenings of the year.

Katherine Tallmadge and Jeh Johnson (Photo by: Katherine Tallmadge) Katherine Tallmadge and Jeh Johnson

The Friends of Rose Park mission is to maintain and improve Rose Park and its landscape, flower beds, trees - 36 of which have been planted over the past 19 years - and its hardscape, its benches, signage and playgrounds. It also organizes its Wednesday Farmers Market.

Theresa and John Mongan Dudley Cannada and Katie Sexton (Photo by: Katherine Tallmadge) Theresa and John Mongan Dudley Cannada and Katie Sexton

Katie and Jon Oehmen (Photo by: Katherine Tallmadge) Katie and Jon Oehmen

David Dunning and Jack Evans (Photo by: Katherine Tallmadge) David Dunning and Jack Evans