Jack Evans Report: Enjoy D.C. in the Fall

The fall has arrived, along with the change of seasons that really defines the Washington region. The beauty of this area is that we really do have four distinct seasons to enjoy.

Lots of fun fall events are underway in our community. On Oct. 29, I will have the opportunity to serve as the Grand Marshall of the 25th Annual High Heel Race near Dupont Circle. The neighborhood holds a special place in my heart, as it was my first home in the District. For those unfamiliar with the event, it involves thousands of spectators gathering on 17th Street, north of P Street, the Tuesday before Halloween to watch hundreds of costumed revelers race down the street in their high heels.

The next day, Oct. 30, the Rose Park farmers’ market is open for its last day of the season. Luckily for the residents of Ward 2, several of our other neighborhood farmers’ markets continue through the fall, such as Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle and Penn Quarter.

This leads us to our next big holiday, Halloween, which also happens to be my birthday. The Metropolitan Police Department again did extensive planning for the crowds associated with Halloween to ensure a safe celebration throughout the District. I will once again be a “wrangler,” helping at the “Little Goblins Parade” on Oct. 26. This family-friendly parade involves a number of “little goblins” marching from Stead Park in Dupont Circle, past Whole Foods, TD Bank and Logan Hardware to Logan Circle. Spectators are welcome.

I hope you are enjoying this fall as much as I am, and I encourage you to join one of the many great community events still ahead. Hope to see you there!

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:31:40 -0500

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