The 2010 Duddington Place Block Party Saturday June 12, 2010

June 5, 2010

Schedule of Events

8am                                           Street clean-up

10am-12pm                           Pony rides

Noon                                       Fire truck/Hot dog lunch/Games

4pm                                         BYOB Happy Hour

5:30pm                                   Pig Roast and potluck

7pm-??                                   DJ and dancing in the street

Reminders

Please make check out to Duddington Block Association (recommended donation $35.00 per family; more $$ welcome).  Drop off check or cash at 119 Duddington, or click on the donate tab at the top of the page and make an online donation.  Guests are welcome, but please make sure you make a donation on their behalf.

Please also remember to bring a side dish for the potluck.

All cars must be moved before Saturday 8am, or they will by towed by order of the police.  We don’t want to tow anyone’s car, so please don’t forget to move your car.  On the day of the party, we’ll all help with cleaning, decorating, manning the grills, setting up tables and tents, etc.  At least half the fun is just working together with all your neighbors.

See everyone on the 12th and please email us at duddingtonplace@gmail.com if you have any questions!



Duddington PL Cleanup

August 3, 2009

Here is a link to some photos of the recent Duddington PL Cleanup.  Thanks to all who helped!

http://picasaweb.google.com/duddingtonplace/DuddingtonPlCleanup?feat=directlink

Also thanks to Ruth for the photos.

Block Party Photos

August 3, 2009

Here is a link to some photos of the 2009 Block Party…

http://picasaweb.google.com/duddingtonplace/DuddingtonBlockParty2009?feat=directlink

Thanks Ruth!

FINAL Block Party Notes

June 12, 2009
40th Annual Duddington Block Party

June 13 (rain or shine)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • Street cleaning at 8:00am
  • Pony rides for the kids 10 – noon
  • Fire trucks with an open hydrant at about 11:30
  • Police on horses
  • Hot dogs & burgers at noon
  • Games for kids of all ages 2-4ish
  • Group picture 4pm SHARP
  • BYOB Cocktail Party at 4:00 after photo
  • Potluck dinner 6:00 with Pig Roast
  • Live DJ with dancing 7:00

DONATE

Many residents have yet to donate to the block party.  The block party depends on resident and guest contributions and at this time it is questionable if we have raised enough to cover our costs.  It is suggested that each household donate at least $30 and have all guests donate $15 (don’t forget to have them bring something for the potluck as well).  Please donate TODAY so a few people don’t get stuck with the large bill.

You can make payment online with your credit card at the Make a Donation tab. Or, you may drop off a check (payable to Duddington Block Association) or cash to 119 Duddington.  Please make sure you donate NOW if you have not done so already!

FINAL ITEMS NEEDED

Please email us at duddingtonplace@gmail.com if you have a grill you can let us use for the hotdog lunch or if you have an empty coffee can for the pig cooker.  Also, if you know of anyone who would like to purchase the the pig cooker let us know.

CARS

All cars must be moved by Friday evening or they will be towed by order of the police. We don’t want to tow anyone’s car, so please don’t forget to move your car.

-If you have any questions, just email us at duddingtonplace@gmail.com

Duddington Block Party unofficial coordinating committee

Duddington Block Party Less Than a Week Away!

June 8, 2009

The ponies are chomping at the bit.
The firemen are on call.
The T-shirts are ordered.
The PigKiln 3000 is under construction.
The kids are practicing the hoola-hoop.
And, the DJ is tuning up.

Are you ready for the
40th Annual Duddington Block Party Next Saturday June 13th!!!

Reminders:
If you have not already made your contribution (goal of at least $30 per household plus $15 per guest), please drop off a check (payable to Duddington Block Association) to Michele Piquet at 119 Duddington. Or pay right here. We received very few donations so far and without a considerable increase in donations we may have to cut some events from the day. DONATE NOW!

DC street cleaners will clean our block on Friday night (June 12th), but they won’t be able to clean the streets if there are cars in the way. All cars must be moved by Friday at 5pm.  Please Remember that the Block Assoc. is not providing alcohol this year due to DC regulations.

-If you have any questions, just email us at duddingtonplace@gmail.com
Duddington Block Party unofficial coordinating committee: Jon Clark, Scott Day, Joshua Tonsager, Christine O’Reilly and Ruth Wasem

2009 Block Party is Approaching

May 29, 2009

40th Annual Duddington Block Party!

The 2008 Group Photo

The 2008 Group Photo

The 40th annual Duddington Block Party June 13 (rain or shine) is rapidly approaching. The day officially starts around 10am when the ponies show up (though please come out early and help us decorate and clean the street) and officially ends at 11pm when the DJ has to pull the plug. Make sure your calendars are marked so that you don’t miss out on the festivities:

  • Pony rides for the kids (10 – noon)
  • Fire trucks with an open hydrant at about 11:30 (if we’re lucky)
  • Police on horses
  • Hot dog/burger lunch
  • Games for kids of all ages (2-4ish)
  • Hog roast (once again featuring the PigKiln 3000!) – we hope to avoid the fire this year…
  • Potluck dinner (beginning around 6ish; we provide burgers, dogs and the pig; you provide the rest!)
  • Featured T-Shirts (the design this year will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the block party)
  • The traditional group picture (4pm SHARP!!!)
  • Live DJ with dancing

Donations and T-Shirts

Each household is asked to contribute at least $30. And this part is important: your guests should also contribute $15 each. Where else can you get all of the above for $15?? It’s a steal, so please make sure your guests pony up so that we can afford to do this each year. You can make payment online with your credit card using the “Make a Donation” link on the upper right-hand side of this page. Or, please drop off a check (payable to Duddington Block Association) or cash to Michelle at 119 Duddington (Michelle is the treasurer of the association). Make sure you indicate who you are and how many guests you expect. Donations determine whether or not we can do all of the above activities, so please get you donations in by May 31 to give the block party organizers enough time to make the required adjustments based on our budget. The block association is not buying alcohol this year because of DC permit requirements and restrictions.

40th Anniversary T-Shirts

T-Shirt order forms have already been distributed.  If you’d like to buy a T-shirt you can include your T-Shirt order and donation together.  The cost of the T-shirts are $18.  Please contact Sue Carlton (126) for extra T-shirt order forms.

Volunteering

On the day of the party, we need lots of help: cleaning, setting up, decorating, manning the grills, setting up tables and tents, etc. I promise you half the fun is just coming out and being around all your neighbors. Come out early (the pig goes on at 6am, which is usually when things start ramping up), so come out early, lend a hand and meet your neighbors! There is no signup list. If you see a job that needs to be filled, fill, or just ask someone what you can do. Most importantly, please do your fair share and show up Sunday morning (10am) to help us clean up the street. It only takes about half an hour if people pitch in.

Potluck Dinner

Each household is asked to also contribute something to our potluck dinner. You need to make enough for you and 10 additional people! Our potluck has been short-lived in past years because there hasn’t been enough food. So it’s important to tell your guests to bring something to contribute, too!

Guests

There has been some concern that our block party may be getting to be a bit more than just a block party. Friends and family of all residents are more than welcome, but you should probably draw the line there. You can point your guests to our website where they can find information about the block party.

Parking

The City will be bringing street cleaners on Friday night (June 12th), but they won’t be able to clean the streets if there are cars in the way. As the street is officially closed down for this event, all cars must be moved by Friday at 5pm or they will be towed by order of the police. We don’t want to tow anyone’s car, so please don’t forget to move your car.

So that you are not blind-sided during the coming weeks, David will be coming by everyone’s house (if he hasn’t already) to update the Duddington Place Directory, where he will ask for names and contact information. This information will be distributed to everyone so that we can help each other out if there is ever a problem on the street.

-If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jon, Jon and Josh at 134 or just email us at duddingtonplace@gmail.com


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