Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crispus Attucks Park board: The 5-19-2012 yard sale & community event was a spectacular success!

From the Board of Crispus Attucks Park:
Our 9th annual Yard Sale & Community Day fundraiser took place on May 19th, and it’s fair to say it was biggest and best one yet! Not only did we match our highest year ever with the number of vendors, but our support from local businesses and organizations was unmatched. And the first ever "Taste of Bloomingdale" was an enormous success. Some words of thanks are in order.
Thanks to the local restaurants who generously contributed resources and in most cases labor to make the "Taste" happen (along with a reminder of what they "brought to the table"):
  • Beau Thai (N.J. & R)Pad Thai and spring rolls
  • Bistro Bohem (6th& Fla.) Homemade potato chips, Homemade blueberry muffins
  • Boundary Stone (1st& R.I.)Wasabi deviled eggs
  • Mama Chuy (Georgia & Fairmont NW)House made tortilla chips, salsa, Guacamole
  • Old City Green (9th& N NW)(An urban garden center, not a restaurant, but the fresh herb iced tea they contributed is served daily at the shop)
  • Red Toque (6th& R.I.)Chicken kabob, falafel, rice
  • Rustik Tavern (1st& T)Kale salad
  • Shaw`s Tavern (6th& Fla.)Waffles w cayenne honey/ham butter/pimento cheese; Homemade crackerjacks
  • Showtime Lounge (Coming to 1st & R.I.)Grilled corn on the cob
  • Tynan Coffee & Tea (1st & N NE)Iced green tea
  • Windows Café & Market (1st & R.I.)Fresh fruit smoothies
Thanks to our other generous sponsors:
  • Angela Jones, Long & Foster Real Estate
  • Councilmember Phil Mendelson
  • Tails of the City pet care
  • Suzanne DesMarais and the ``10 Square Team`` at Keller Williams Real Estate
  • Samilia Anthony, Mortgage Consultant at Caliber Funding
  • Councilmember Michael Brown
  • Green Paws natural pet supplies, New Reservoir Market, City Cleaners, Field to City organic grocery, Yoga District, Big Bear Café, Safeway, Harris Teeter, and Jak & Co. Hairdressers
Thanks to the following community organizations or groups for partnering with us or contributing: 
  • Bloomingdale-LeDroit Dog Park Association, DC Committee to Restore Public Trust, RiverSmart Homes, Bloomingdale Civic Association, North Capitol Main Street, TD Bank, St. George`s Episcopal Church, St. Martin`s Church, and CADC`s own "Yard Squad"
Thanks to Yxplainit, that amazing band, for showing up on short notice.
And finally, special shouts out to BCA Vice Prez John Salatti (“our angel,” according to CADC board member Tynesia Hand-Smith), and to the Bloomingdale institution known as Scott Roberts.
Overall, CADC netted close to $4,000 from the event. This makes a HUGE dent in the annual cost of park maintenance and our associated youth outreach efforts, which is north of $10,000. As always, CADC is looking for volunteers to help maintain the beautiful gem that is Crispus Attucks Park and its associated programs.
If you would like to attend a meeting or get involved, please e-mail Crispus Attucks Park Secretary Austin Pearl at Or, if you would like to make a donation, you can do so here:
- The Board of Crispus Attucks Park
Photo above courtesy of Bloomingdale resident Jennifer Rag-and-Bones!

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