Del Ray Community Partnership To Host "Night of Giving" on Feb. 26

February 19, 2018 10:18 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

Join the Del Ray Community Partnership on Monday, Feb. 26  for The Del Ray Gateway Night of Giving from 5pm to 8pm at Pork Barrel BBQ (2312 Mount Vernon Avenue.  The event, which will feature raffles and other specials, will help raise money for the Del Ray Gateway Project.

The Del Ray Community Partnership has taken on a major improvement project that will be a wonderful additional to the Del Ray community. We, in PARKnership with the City, will be transforming the corner at Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth into a beautiful new Gateway which will include the Nancy Dunning Memorial Garden and a community Spray Park. Currently at this site is the Colasanto pool and a corner pocket park. The Community Partnership was able to apply for and obtain a matching grant for $48,000 from the city, to assist with Phase I development and construction of the current site, and while we have raised some money, we still need to raise just over $42,000 by June 2018. The Del Ray Citizens Association will be donating all of their proceeds from their Home & Garden Tour this year but we need to raise a lot more and this is where we could use your help. 

During the Del Ray Gateway Night of Giving, raffle tickets will be sold for the opportunity to win amazing gift baskets, including  "Dining in Del Ray," "Wellness in Del Ray," "Dogs in Del Ray," and more.  Raffle tickets will also be available at the Del Ray Farmers' Market on Saturday, Feb. 17 and 24.

*Proceeds from this great community activity will benefit The Del Ray Gateway, a collaboration of community members, business owners, and the City of Alexandria as we redevelop the triangle park at the corners of Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. The development will include the Nancy Dunning Garden (NDG), in honor of Nancy Dunning and honoring all that she gave to her community. In addition to the NDG, the Colasanto Pool (which has been closed since 2010), will be reconstructed into a wonderful and artistic splash park for the community to enjoy!

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