[Party Pix] Lighting Up the Season for Children’s National

Last week, “Light Up The Season DC” celebrated its inaugural family-friendly, holiday community fundraiser benefitting Children’s National Health System at DC’s Four Seasons Hotel.
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Children Health Board’s President Rosalia Miller and Ashley Greer in front of Laura Dowling (not shown) and Ashley Greer’s “Sweet Dreams” Wreath – Photo by Jessica Yurinko
The charity event paired Children’s National patients with top-area designers, working together in creating festive holiday trees, mantels, wreaths and a menorah all available for auction with proceeds donated to Children’s National. In addition to the decor, event ticket sales and a silent auction raised money for the cause.
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Aidan Design’s Kelly Emerson, Megan Padilla and Nadia Subaran in front of their “Wimpy Tree” – Photo by Jessica Yurinko
Main event festivities offered an array of holiday activities for the entire family including cookie decorating, ornament making, photos with Santa and the Children’s National Dr. Bear mascot, as well as youth and musical performances.  Guests were encouraged to write holiday cards for Children’s National patients to brighten their spirits.
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“And A Pear Tree” by Charles Almonte with Patient Artist Bella Lee and her parents Van and BJ Lee – Photo by Marvyn Duguran
Guests also enjoyed sweet and savory holiday tastings and libations— including spiked hot chocolate.
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“A Colorful Family Christmas” Tree by Annie Elliott Interiors’ Annie Elliott and Christy Maguire with Patient Artists Ava Eggleston and Leilah Eggleston – Photo by Jessica Yurinko
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National Santa, Linda Carpenter-Grantham, Patient Artist Eric Carpenter-Grantham, Boffi’s Julia Walter and B&B Italia’s Brian Fell in front of the Boffi-B&B Italia “On Angels’ Wings” Tree – Photo by Jessica Yurinko
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“The Vintage Tree” by Case Design/Remodeling’s Alex Hubbard and Allie Mann (not shown) with Patient Artist Juliet Glasser – Photo by Jessica Yurinko
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“Safari Santa” Mantel by Home on Cameron’s Susan Nelson and Todd Martz – Photo by Jessica Yurinko
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Kelley Proxmire with Patient Artist Cheyenne Caldwell in front of her “A Guiding Light” Mantel – Photo by Jessica Yurinko
National Santa with Margie, Christi
Fox 5’s Mike Thomas, Light Up The Season Co-Chairs Margarita Arroyave-Wessel and Christi Perez flanking National Santa, and designers Quintece Hill-Mattauszek and Alex Hubbard – Photo by Sherry Moeller

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