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Columbia Heights’ “A Harvest Evening” coming up this Thursday

by Prince Of Petworth November 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm 7 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user kc.corcoran

From an email:

Columbia Heights Community Marketplace presents:

A Harvest Evening:
Celebrating the Marketplace’s First Season

Thursday, November 18th
6:30 p. m. – 9:30 p.m.

Josephine Butler Parks Center
(across from Malcolm X Park, south of Euclid)
2437 15th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009

Please make a suggested tax-deductible contribution of only $25 today!
Suggested contributions of $35 will also be accepted by cash and check at the event.

Bonaparte Breads * Chapel’s Creamery * Meridian Pint * Room 11 * Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza * Los Hermanos * La Taqueria Distrito Federal * Pleasant Pops * The Heights * Sticky Fingers * Healthy Bites * Qualia Coffee * Capital City Brewing Company * Great Lakes Brewing Company

Come join us as we celebrate the closing of a fantastic first season! Enjoy free food and drinks from your favorite Columbia Heights restaurants and local breweries and indulge in great deals from over 40 local businesses through a silent auction. All proceeds will help to ensure that the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace can continue its programs for years to come!”

  • Anonymous

    POP, do I HAVE to pay to go? Can I donate $10 and go? Not making any judgement about that but it will affect my decision.

    Thanks!

    • Prince Of Petworth

      That’s a great question. I’ve asked the organizer to respond.

    • Thank you for your excellent question and interest in our event. The short answer to your question is yes, we will accept a $10 donation for the event. The Marketplace has always tried to be inclusive of all of our neighbors, regardless of income; so for those who truly cannot spare the $25, we invite you to give what you can. However, we also ask that individuals attending the event remember that the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace is a nonprofit organization, and the $25 tax-deductible suggested donation has been created in order to help the Marketplace offset the costs of hosting the event and meet its fundraising goals so that we have the resources available to continue operating next season. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at [email protected].

  • Rob

    For what it’s worth, I was actually sold a ticket at the farmer’s market – it says $25 in advance, $35 at the door on the ticket. So I’ll be a touch miffed if it turns out the event is free and my “ticket purchase” was actually a “donation”!

    • Hello Rob,

      First let me deeply apologize for this confusion. I believe that you may have purchased a ticket early in our event promotions. However, we were quickly alerted by Washington Parks and People that tickets could not be sold for events held at the Josephine Butler Parks Center; and instead, we could ask for a suggested donation. All individuals who purchased these original tickets will be notified at the door of this change, and a refund of your donation will be presented upon request.

      However, as I mentioned above, please remember that the $25 tax-deductible suggested donation has been created in order to help the Marketplace offset the costs of hosting the event and meet its fundraising goals so that we have the resources available to continue operating next season and for years to come.

      Thank you for your support of the Marketplace, and I look forward to seeing you this Thursday at “A Harvest Evening”. Please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected] if you have any questions at all.

      Liz

  • Anonymous

    I really do think this is overly confusing.

    If I show up and don’t pay $35 will I be given funny looks?

    Honestly I could pay the money but I have never ever bought anything from the vendors at the farmer’s market. So can this be more of a chance for you guys to impress me? Or should I not show up if I don’t value you at $35? That is a serious question. Thanks.

    Thanks.

    • Hi.

      Please attend the event and donate however much money you want or can afford. No, no one will look askance at you based on the amount of your donation.

      As Liz said in previous comments, we ask that people attending the event remember that the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace is a nonprofit organization, and that the $25 tax-deductible suggested donation has been created in order to help the Marketplace offset the costs of hosting the event and meet our fundraising goals so that we have the resources available to continue operating next season. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at [email protected].

      We hope to see you on Thursday night.

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