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Bubbles and Bluegrass

Annual event raises $25,000 for Give Back Alexandria.

Holly and Matt Beville, John Thorsen and Kelly Ann Smolinski at the June 7 Bubbles and Bluegrass fundraiser at the Carlyle House.

Holly and Matt Beville, John Thorsen and Kelly Ann Smolinski at the June 7 Bubbles and Bluegrass fundraiser at the Carlyle House. Photo by Katarina Price Photography

— More than 150 young professionals donned their best black-tie and boots attire for the 5th annual Bubbles and Bluegrass fundraiser held June 7 at the Carlyle House.

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Co-chairs Becca Thorsen and Kendall Gartlan enjoy Give Back Alexandria's 5th annual Bubbles and Bluegrass fundraiser at the Carlyle House June 7.

The sold-out event raised $25,000, which included a $10,000 match from ACT, to support Give Back Alexandria and partner charities ALIVE! and Higher Achievement.

Guests were entertained by bluegrass band Over Under Down Yonder and enjoyed food provided by local restaurants including Alexandria Cake Pop, Hard Times Café, Laporta's Restaurant, Pork Barrel BBQ, Southside 815, Virginia BBQ and Virtue Feed & Grain.

Give Back Alexandria, an initiative of ACT for Alexandria, helps individuals become leaders in philanthropy by connecting them to ways to get involved in issues facing children, youth and families in Alexandria. For more information, visit www.actforalexandria.org.