Thursday, December 3, 2009

lights, chili, cheer

Light Up Rosslyn today signaled the start of the holiday season with the flipping of a large switch to turn on lights lining the tops of buildings in Rosslyn.  The event also culminated the collection of winter clothes for Arlington's Street People Assistance Network (A-SPAN) to serve homeless persons in Arlington.  The Metropolitan Choir, under the expert leadership of Barry Hemphill, contributed joyful renditions of holiday anthems. The Santa Fe Café, which services authentic New Mexican food right here in Rosslyn, contributed free hot chili and hot cocoa to the event. Not only that, Santa Fe Café owner Kip Laramie was there personally serving the chili.  The lights turned on to celebrate Light Up Rosslyn are energy-efficient LED bulbs. Despite some weaknesses in our neighborhood's power grid, we've received no reports of that this event impacted anyone's power supply.

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