Friends of Rhode Island Avenue to host Inaugural Fall Fest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2012

Contact: Kyle Todd
202-525-7286

Washington, D.C. – Ward 5 neighborhood non-profit group Friends of Rhode Island Avenue (FoRIA) will hold their inaugural Fall Fest on Saturday, September 22 from noon – 4pm. The festival will take place in front of businesses along the 2000 – 2400 blocks of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast, highlighting the Great Street of RIA and bringing the Woodridge neighborhood out for an afternoon of fun.

“We’re excited to be working with so many great businesses to hold our first Fall Fest,” said FoRIA Chairman James Holloway. “We encourage all in the community to come out to visit their favorite local businesses or become acquainted with some new ones.”

Numerous local businesses and vendors are participating in the Fest, including Rita’s Flavored Ice, Art Enables, Lace on the Avenue, and Damian Ministries. There will be music, food, and children’s activities happening throughout the afternoon.

“We are asking all attendees to bring non-perishable food to Damian Ministries as they come out to the festival,” said FoRIA President Kyle Todd. “We know that in these tough economic times it’s been tough for churches and food pantries to meet the demand, so we hope that this effort will help them serve those in need as we head into the fall and winter.”

For more information about FoRIA or the Fall Fest, please contact Kyle Todd at info@friendsofria.org.

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Friends of Rhode Island Avenue NE is dedicated to promoting, developing, and enhancing Rhode Island Avenue NE as a culturally, socially, and economically vibrant community in Washington D.C.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the RIA NE corridor and to advocate for its positive redevelopment. We are an all-volunteer organization that offers free membership and welcomes all to participate.