Chevy Chase DC Day a Success

The Association hosted another successful annual Chevy Chase DC Day in September. Many in our neighborhood enjoyed the festivities on what turned out to be a breezy, sunny day despite the call for rain. The Long and Foster Virtual Reality room had a line all day, as did the police-staffed dunk tank and the jumbo ‘beer’ pong game (sponsored by Kate Barnes-Domotor). The Association raised $250 on behalf of the police department to benefit the Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation Inc.

Besides the games and activities, neighbors were entertained by a balloon artist (compliments of Taylor/Agostino), fire juggler and stilt walker. Our Acting Second Vice President Robert Gordon taught the rules of pickleball, kids had pictures taken in our photo booth, the younger set jumped around in the moon bounce (courtesy of Childs Play) and all ages enjoyed free hot dogs (from our business member Monarch Paint), ice cream (donated by business member State Farm), popcorn (provided by business member Avalon Theatre), snocones and cotton candy, as well as the many offerings from the local farmer’s market.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd also joined in the party. The winners of our seven gift certificate drawings were, Sophia Bui, Mariella Silva, Ellen, Nakashima, Eileen Zogby, Sigrid Lade, Shari Villarose and Joanna Lo. Gift certificates were provided by business members Periwinkle, Write For You, Childs Play and American City Diner.

The Association welcomed many new members, as well as several membership renewals. Chevy Chase DC Day is not just a day of fun and celebration, but a chance to introduce the Association to neighbors not familiar with our work and to partner with our business district. We look forward to our continued partnership in creating more ways to bring our community together.


Holiday Cookie Decorating, Craft Making, and Good Cheer
At our latest meeting in December, the Chevy Chase Citizens Association hosted a holiday celebration of community with cookie deco- rating and craft making at the Chevy Chase Community Center, in the afternoon on Friday, December 23rd.

This family event is always a success with all ages coming to decorate cookies, dump sprinkles, and above all else, eat. This year, the association’s 2nd Vice President, Robert Gordon, donated over 10 dozen sugar cookies from his bakery, Red Velvet Bakery. Choices included snowmen, trees, stars,gingerbread men and stockings. The association provided colored icings and sprinkles.

This year, we added craft making to the day. We had foam gingerbread men for children to decorate with adhesive hats, gloves, scarves and hair. We were then able to turn these creations into hanging decorations. Also available was snow globe decorating. We offered die cut cardboard snow globes to decorate with stickers, making a winter scene of penguins, trees and birds.

The day saw over 100 cookies decorated and just as many crafts done. Thank you to all who participated, to Red Velvet Bakery for the cookie donation, and to Samantha Nolan and Randy Speck for their tireless volunteering.


    CCCA, ANC 3/4G Preparing Center-Library Survey

Our association is working with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G on the details of a survey to gauge community views on the future of the Chevy Chase Community Center-Public Library complex at Connecticut Ave. and McKinley St., N.W. The DC government has allocated funds to renovate the center start- ing in fiscal year 2019.
CCCA executive committee member Amy Mack and architect Patrick Williams have drafted a survey that is designed to take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The survey would be made available to everyone who lives within the CCCA’s boundaries, anyone who has enrolled in classes at the center in the last two years, and anyone else who attends our area’s schools and patronizes our businesses.

At a public meeting in late January, area residents were asked for comments on the draft. As now planned, the survey would measure the level of satisfaction with current offerings at the center, whether area residents take part in various activities not offered at the center, and what they would like to see at the facility that is not available now. For example, the survey will ask whether people believe that the center should have a fitness center, a gym, or a full- sized kitchen.
Another meeting is set for 7 pm, on Feb. 28 to review a new draft of the survey. Members who wish to comment should watch our Northwest Current column and the Chevy Chase listserv for more on the meeting or message Amy Mack at




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