FRIENDS OF FORT WARD
Friends of Fort Ward will hold its annual meeting May 18 at the museum at 5:30 p.m.
Following the meeting there will be a reception and a concert by the Federal City Brass Band, playing music appropriate to the period and wearing their splendid uniforms which are also of the period.
TAYLOR RUN ELECTIONS
Taylor Run Civic Association elected officers at the annual meeting as follows: President: Jesi Carlson, an attorney who has lived in the Taylor run neighborhood for five years; Vice President: Lisa Beyer Scanlon, Braxton Place; Vice President of Membership: Britt Egusa of Melrose St.; Secretary: Mercer Fannon of West View Terrace, and Treasurer: Jay Kennedy of West View Terrace.
Those elected to the Executive Committee were Randy Cole, John Chapman of the Alexandria City Council, Michael Cook, Ken Posey, Elizabeth Johnson, Brian Sutter, Dan Conway, Sara Gillespie, Pete Rotkiss, Lauren Trabert and Thomas O’Shea.
FIFTY SHADES OF MUSIC
The Altar Guild of Grace Episcopal Church put on a beautiful tea with a beautiful program. The music was as follows: Karen Kress, soprano, performed a Charles Ives song with Kyle Babin on piano. Margaret Will played the organ. Sarah Berner played the piano and sang. Erica McFarquhar sang. Kyle Babin also played the organ. A motet by Thomas Morley was sung by Lisa Ballantoni, Halina Banas-Jones, Sarah Berner, Margaret Will and Erica McFarquhar. The program ended with a really original presentation of Tea for Two by Vincent Youmans, played by Halina Banas-Jones on the accordion and Mike Jones on the spoons.