It was a mix of pageantry, fashion and philanthropy Friday night as Bravo RHODC’s Mary Amons (below right, in blue) and W Salon’s Souny West (left, in purple) hosted a “Toast with the Queen: Reception and Fundraiser,” which brought professionals from across the city together to wish Mrs. DC Meagan B. Barnes well as she heads off to compete in Mrs. America.
Barnes, an IT Consultant in the DC metro area, is also a former champion basketball player. She will compete with the service platform of “Women’s Mental Health” as the pageant moves toward the final round on August 28th in Tucson, Arizona.
Monday’s Send-Off, held at Barcode Lounge, also served to benefit Luke’s Wing’s, an organization which unites wounded warriors, veterans and heroes with their loved ones when they need them most.
*Images credit Devonia Singleton and Phil Kogan