The RAFOM holiday party for low-income neighbors attracted a record crowd of more than 200 persons for fun, food, and gifts this past Friday night. Last year's holiday party attracted about 150 persons, and the previous year, 125 persons. This growth indicates RAFOM's successful outreach to low-income neighbors and their appreciation for the event.
RAFOM Vice President Patricia Darneille expertly led the planning. Local restaurants Domino's Pizza (Rosslyn), Goodys, Il Radicchio, Ireland's Four Courts, The Liberty Tavern, Santa Fe Cafe, and Toscana Grill contributed food. Our 2nd District neighborhood police officers distributed gifts from the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. 2nd District police Captain Andy Penn's wife and children dressed up as elves to help with the gift distribution. Events like this signal a great neighborhood.