Tuesday, August 14, 2007

DC PLAYBLOCKS PROJECT coming to an auction near you

DC PLAY BLOCKS PROJECT will host a live auction on Novemeber 14, 2007. Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
(Dupont Circle neighborhood)

The Beacon Hotel is located three blocks from the Farragut North and Dupont Circle Metro stops, both on the red line. Valet parking is available. Visit www.beaconhotelwdc.com for directions.

Tom Weschler of Weschler’s, DC’s only auction house, has agreed to volunteer as auctioneer of the live event.

The public is invited and tickets cost $50.00 each.

Proceeds from the event will go towards arts education for preschoolers, advocacy, public awareness, and accreditation of local child care centers—a critical issue in this field. For buyers who wish to own a unique playblock,

Contact Cathy Madison

Sponsors of the DC PLAY BLOCKS campaign are:
Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities with the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the DC Early Care and Education Administration, DC Leadership in Action Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, E*TRADE Financial Corporation Donor Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Fannie Mae Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Federal City Council, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, M. Russell and Associates, PNC Bank, Procter & Gamble, Teaching Strategies, and W. K. Kellogg Foundation. James G. Davis Construction Corporation and Miller & Long Concrete Construction very generously constructed the concrete bases for the blocks and placed the blocks at the sites throughout the City.


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