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Volta Park Weekend a big draw

D.C. Mayor Gray and other celebrities joined dog-lovers, parents of small children and other supporters of Volta Park at Georgetown Visitation school on Friday night to drink, dine and bid on an amazing array of goods and services donated by residents and local businesses. President of the Friends of Volta Park Mimsy Lindner welcomed the crowed, which included Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans,WTOP's political analyst Mark Plotkin, MPD Assistant Chief Pat Burke,.Shirley Debrow and the staff of the Volta Park Recreation Center, ANC members Jeff Jones, Bill Starrels and Ed Solomon, CAG President Jennifer Altemus, and CAG Director Betsy Cooley, The Georgetown DishFood and wine sponsored by 1789 restaurant were plentiful, while guests including Nancy Taylor Bubes and the Current's Davis Kennedy hurried to bid at the silent auction on gift certificates from Mie N Yu, The Ritz Georgetown, Fuel Pilates studio, Rixey and Rixey Architecture, Ilo salon, Frameworks and an enormous variety of others as well as goods donated by Middle Kingdom, Sassanova and Carling & Nichols. The generosity of the donors was matched only by the industriousness of the board members and volunteers who worked diligently to secure all the donations so that every dollar could go back to the maintenance of the park. As board members were introduced by Lindner including Holly Cirrito, Dima Zalatimo, Angie Bradshaw and Anne Coclough, a guest murmured "All young people..." The Friends of Volta Park was founded by John Richardson in 1996 and since then the park has benefited from the influx of families into the neighborhood. Turnout for the party, as well as the many local leaders that made it a priority, reflected the importance of this neighborhood gathering place. All in all a win-win evening! For more information on Volta Park and to make donations visit: http://friendsofvoltapark.org

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The Georgetown Dish
The Georgetown Dish

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The Georgetown Dish
The Georgetown Dish

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The Georgetown Dish
The Georgetown Dish

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The Georgetown Dish
The Georgetown Dish