Life of the Party: Getting Schooled

A festive fiesta provides much-needed school supplies to area kids.

Jade Floyd and Kevonne Small (Photo by Eli Turner)

It may be summer, but the Washington chapter of nonprofit Twelve Days of Christmas was in high gear putting together a “party with a purpose” for area school children. Its summer fete “La Fiesta del Sol” brought out more than 300 of Washington’s most influential African Americans and friends in support, raising $12,000 by the time the last margarita was poured at Hudson Restaurant.

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The ladies of Twelve Days of Christmas D.C. Metro Chapter (Photo by Eli Turner). Teresa Henderson, Demetra Smith-Stewart, Kevonne Small, Adriane Keepler, Stephanie Wiggins, Shannon Burwell, Nicole Venable, Cherie Halyard, Monique LeNoir Pittman, Candice Bristow and Lynne Lightfoote.

Jeff Ballou and Nicole Venable (Photo by Eli Turner)

Christian Gibbs, Henry Stewart, Sophia Dillon and Montez Anderson (Photo by Eli Turner)

Lynne Lightfoote and Melanie Jones (Photo by Eli Turner)

Cheeky Sasso and Stephanie Wiggins (Photo by Eli Turner)

Dawn Simpson, Pam Simpson, Paul Wharton and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan (Photo by Kyle Samperton)

Stacie Turner, Montez Anderson and a guest (Photo by Eli Turner)

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