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Gourmet Sunday For A Good Cause

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Guests mingled on the lawn at Collingwood during the annual Toast.

Campagna Center's 38th annual "Toast to Alexandria," gourmet food and wine tasting event will be held Sunday, May 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Collingwood-on-the-Potomac, 8301 East Boulevard Drive, Mount Vernon District.

A wide array of area eateries, vineyards and breweries will be represented offering their specialties. Some of those participating include: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Bittersweet, Chadwicks, Del Merei Grille, Dishes of India, Hard Times Cafe, Murphy's, Overwood, Restaurant Eve, Bombay Curry Company, Buzz, Calabash, Rustico, Southside 815, Indigo Landing, Tasteful Affairs, Majestic Cafe.and Stardust.

Entertainment will be provided by Wil Gravatt. Proceeds from the event, one of the Center's primary fundraisers, co-chaired this year by Nicole Palya and Brandi Graham Pensoneau, benefit the various programs of the Campagna Center.

Various ticket options, which can be purchased by visiting www.campagnacenter.org/en/84/default.aspx or calling 703-549-0111, are available:

Patron $85 each includes parking on the grounds and a Patron bag

General Admission $55 per person in advance or $65 at the door

Raffle tickets are available at $10 each or 3 for $25. Parking and a complimentary shuttle is provided at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Fort Hunt Road, located at the corner of Collingwood and Fort Hunt roads.