June 21, 2014
Friday the 13th turned out to be a very good day for those who attended the Penn Branch Community Association’s annual dinner dance and swearing-in of new officers. The event was held at the Washington Navy Yard and hosted by long-term resident, Mr. Gilbert Bussey.
Attendees enjoyed a great program, wonderful food, and ended the night with great conversation and dancing. The night was fun and provided an opportunity for long-time and new neighbors to meet and interact with residents from neighboring communities, ANC commissioners, and others. Ward 7 Councilwoman Yvette Alexander and mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser were also in attendance and welcomed attendees.
PBCCA dinner dance co-chairs, Toni Reeves and Eloise Price said “we were pleased with the stronger than expected turnout, and we were especially pleased with support from neighboring community associations.”
Pamela Toure, wife of past president, Kweku Toure, gave out prizes to winners of the community quiz. The dinner dance would not have been a success without the hard work of many of those in the community who sold tickets and advertisements.
A special thanks to CH2M Hill, HDR, Inc., Marriot Hotels (George Washington), Councilwoman Yvette Alexander, Crystal Florist, R3 Graphics and Beddgroup for supporting the program, and to Reverend Kendrick Curry Ph.D., and wife Reverend Karen Curry for their many contributions and support of the community.
Also, thanks to Councilmembers, Muriel Bowser, Phil Mendelson, Tommy Wells, David Grosso , Ward 7 school board member and Hillcrest Community Civic Association President Karen Williams, and Ward 7 Democrats President Ed Portillo! Also, special thanks to Eloise Prince, Toni Reeves, Angela Hammond, Alberta Paul, Pamela Toure, Kweku Toure, Jimmie Williams and to all those who worked on the dinner dance committee to ensure another year of success!