Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Crispus Attucks Park Cocktail Party Fundraiser -- Sunday, 10-27-2013

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Crispus Attucks Park Cocktail Party Fundraiser
When: Sunday, October 27, 3-5 p.m.              
Where: The backyard of 2024 North Capitol Street NW—overlooking the east end of Crispus Attucks Park. 
Who: Everyone, but especially you!
On Sunday, October 27, 3-5pm, Crispus Attucks Development Corporation (CADC) is hosting a cocktail party, fundraiser and information session.  We encourage all who enjoy Crispus Attucks Park to attend!
Crispus Attucks Park is operated and maintained by CADC, a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers and park neighbors. Crispus Attucks Park is fully open to the public, but it is not a city park and receives NO money from the government. All maintenance and upkeep is paid for and performed entirely by the CADC Board and generous friends of the park. CADC exists solely on community support. 100% of donated funds go DIRECTLY to the protection, maintenance, upkeep and development of the park.
This year has seen both successes and challenges.  In very encouraging news, this September a DC Superior Court Judge ruled unequivocally that CADC owns and is the rightful steward of Crispus Attucks Park. This ruling ends the lawsuit that began in 2012, when an area resident falsely represented himself as CADC, caused confusion to DC Police and other government agencies, and threatened the essence of Crispus Attucks Park's existence. We are very happy this sad chapter of our history is over.
Unfortunately, fighting these frivolous claims was not cheap.  It required diverting significant funds—donated by our members and other generous neighbors—from the park toward legal fees. These fees required us to cut back on regular maintenance and improvements to the parkwork we would like to get back to doing. It costs roughly $10,000 each year—just to maintain the park—that does not include any additional projects or improvements.
That’s why we need your help. 100% of the parks funds go to maintaining the park. The board members are all unpaid volunteers who believe in Bloomingdale and want to create a safe, inviting green space for the entire community.
So let's have some fun, learn about getting involved with the park, and raise funds for an important community project!

Join us on Sunday, October 27th from 3-5 p.m. to find out more about Bloomingdale’s hidden gem and meet some of your neighbors! Come meet the board and other volunteers and find out more about what you can do to ensure Crispus Attucks Park remains a beautiful, open and safe space for the community.
We hope to see you there!
Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: 2024 North Capitol St., NW (party will take place indoors and on a deck overlooking the park)
If you can’t make it but want to make a generous donation, you can do so on our website at http://www.crispusattuckspark.org/support.html

Email president@crispusattuckspark.org if you are interested in volunteering.

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