CHV Gala Goes to the Moon – But Will Stay Grounded

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The annual Capitol Hill Village Gala brings out festive dresses, and these 2018 party-goers make sure they won’t forget the occasion.

Fifty years ago in July, the world eagerly watched as Neil Armstrong took mankind’s first steps on the moon.

The Capitol Hill Village is commemorating the occasion and promises to “Fly You to the Moon” while keeping your feet firmly grounded at its 11th annual Gala. Blastoff is set for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at St. Mark’s Church, 301 A St. SE.

In addition to an evening of good food and drink served by Well Dunn Catering and dancing to tunes spun by DJ Rhome Anderson, party-goers can take part in silent and live auctions and bid on salon dinners.

Last year’s Capitol Hill Village Gala celebrated baseball’s all-star game hosted by the Nationals. Party-goers brought out their baseball memorabilia and dressed for the game.

The Live auction will feature a selection of special outings and experiences including a behind-the-scenes tour of Winterthur, America’s premier decorative arts museum, with an overnight stay in Wilmington; an overnight trip to Chicago complete with hotel and tickets to a Cubs-Nationals game at Wrigley Field; tickets to a Washington Capitals-Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game; and Fleetwood Mac concert tickets.

Party-goers will be able to choose from among about a dozen salon dinners with interesting personalities including USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan, and former City Administrator and current Emerson Collective CFO Dan Tangherlini.

The silent auction will provide the opportunity to bid on vacation homes at Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape May, Vermont, Philadelphia, rural Virginia, upstate New York, Thousand Island Park, NY; Fire Island; and the coast of Maine.

More auction items and salon dinners are expected to be added, and a complete list appears at https://capitolhillvillage.org/gala.

Bidding on salon dinners closes at 8:30 p.m., and the silent auction bidding will end at 8:45 p.m., with the live auction beginning after.

Last year’s Capitol Hill Village Gala celebrated baseball’s all-star game hosted by the Nationals. Abe Lincoln, one of the racing presidents was on hand to greet CHV Execfutive Director Molly Singer, program emcee Bruce Brennan, and program chair Linda Goodman.

Gala tickets are $125 each with the opportunity to reserve an eight-person table for $1,000. Visit the CHV web-site at https://capitolhillvillage.org/gala to purchase tickets on-line or to download a registration form that can be mailed to the Capitol Hill Village.

Sponsorships are also available at $1,250, $3,000, 5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 levels. Access the gala web-site for a sponsor registration form. For information, contact Molly Singer at msinger@capitolhillvillage.org or 202-543-1778.

The Gala supports Capitol Hill Village’s social services program and community engagement. CHV is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to sustaining and enriching the community of Capitol Hill residents for the long term.  CHV achieves this through four pillars, central to its work:  community, service, advocacy, and longevity.  Success is achieved through a small staff and hundreds of volunteers.