Via Jim Berry
It is with pleasure that I invite and encourage you to participate in
Oktoberfest 2004 — an event that is being sponsored by the Bates Area
Civic Association, Inc. and co-sponsored by Council Member Vincent B. Orange,
Northwest Cooperative Homes, the Metropolitan Police Department, Mount
Sinai Baptist Church, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency,
Soul Day Spa, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Polly’s Cafe, Safeway, Inc., City Year
Americorps, John F. Cook School, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Perry School Community
Center as well as the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.
Octoberfest 2004 will take place this coming Saturday, October 30 2004,
between the hours of 11:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m. at the triangle park
located at First and Florida Avenue, NW. The day’s activities will include a
Chili Cook-Off, games, raffles and prizes. In addition, there will be a
modest flea market, information tables featuring various community services;
there will be a moon bounce for the children, along with face painting, arts
and crafts and a kick-boxing demonstration.
Oktoberfest 2004 is the first of a series of events that are being
scheduled to take place in the triangle park as we continue to make a serious
and a sustained effort to transform this location into the safe space for
children that it was intended to be. Won’t you please join us in this
We are in need of plenty of volunteers to make the activity a success.
If you have some time to volunteer on Saturday, please let me know as
soon as possible. That is, if each of us contributes a little, no one will
have to do a lot.
For more information regarding the event, you may visit our website at
Looking forward to hearing from you as well as to seeing you Saturday!