Georgetown Progressive Dinner: most fun
I'm calling it: the Georgetown Progressive Dinner is officially the best (and by that I mean most fun) event of the year.
On Saturday night twenty-four Georgetown hosts and hostesses opened their homes for the second Georgetown Progressive Dinner to benefit the Friends of Hyde-Addison Elementary School garden. The event, which last took place in 2009, was organized by Georgetown resident and Hyde parent Elizabeth Miller along with a committee of neighbors and members of the Hyde-Addison community. Guests enjoyed a three course meal in three different homes in groups of 15-20 people with the crowd of approximately 125 congregating at the home of Nancy Taylor Bubes and Alan Bubes for an open air toast and desserts donated by Baked and Wired, Georgetown Cupcakes, Thomas Sweets, Cafe Bonaparte, Safeway and Potomac Wines and Spirits.
As a result of the community's generosity and that of the sponsoring businesses, all funds raised by the event will benefit the Hyde-Addison garden and adjoining tree box landscapes as well as other PTA initiatives.
Georgetown neighbors Pam and Rich Hines and CAG president Jennifer Altemus shared the convivial atmosphere with Principal Dana Nerenberg, Hyde teachers and families and dinner hosts including Micheal Petricone and Laura Rawlings, Alison and Bo Jia, Kirsten and Brian Quintenz and Proper Topper proprietors Anna Fuhrman and Joe Kerr.
Despite the post-dinner downpour, guests at the Bubes' raved about the uniqueness of the event and many expressed the hope that the dinner would be held again sooner than the expected biannual schedule. Hyde-Addison PTA President Marcio Duffles conceded that he "could understand why it isn't held every year" due to the amount of effort and coordination required to make the event a success, but "I wish it was."