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LCNV held its annual Holiday Potluck Party this past December 6, 2011. Over 250 staff, students, and supporters came together in the spirit of the holiday season, and shared a meal and conversation.
An array of mouthwatering foods adorned the serving tables; their aromas drew large crowds, which devoured the eclectic mix of home-cooked dishes. Santa and his AmeriCorps-elf helpers entertained children and passed out gifts. Many children and their parents gathered around the crafts table, cutting and folding brightly colored fans. Mary Ann Nocerino, President of the LCNV Board of Directors, led a mystery prize giveaway; twenty individuals walked away with a LCNV t-shirt, or bookmark and other goodies.
A particularly moving moment of the evening included volunteers sharing their experiences as LCNV tutors and talking about the bonds they have formed with their students. The event ended joyously with full bellies, and children sent home with a book.
LCNV would like to thank Joe’s Place Pizza and Pasta in Arlington for the discounted pizzas, as well as Single Volunteers of DC. The LCNV Annual Holiday Potluck Party would not have been a success without Mary Tack, LCNV’s Development Assistant, who organized and managed the event. Thank you so much, Mary, for all your hard work!
To view more pictures taken at the 2011 LCNV Holiday Potluck Party, please visit: LCNV Holiday Potluck.
If you missed this event, come see us at Reading: A Family Affair (RAFA) in March of 2012!