Volta Park Day Celebrates This Special Village

John Lever, Elena Tompkins and Ward 2 councilman Jack Evans.
Robert Devaney
John Lever, Elena Tompkins and Ward 2 councilman Jack Evans.

Before the rain and cooler air swept in, the weather for the annual Volta Park Day was perfect on Oct. 6. Food, music, games, rides and a flea market greeted the young and old who visited and filled the park at Volta Place and 34th Street. It was an easy and fun gathering that showed off the best of Georgetown, especially its youngest residents.

John Lever, a member of the Friends of Volta Park, had this to say about the day: “Generally, Volta Park Day is less about making money than getting the community involved in Volta Park. For the year, the Friends of Volta Park tries to cover $50,000 in needed maintenance and upkeep for our little park which the city would otherwise not provide. Through our Volta Park Gala in the spring and with sponsorships, we have been able to get close to our goal but still need more than $10,000 dollars from the community. This event builds awareness of the great facilities so the public can help. Go to www.voltapark.org to lean more.”

Lever added: the West team of Georgetown’s west side beat the East team of the east side in the annual softball game.

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