Don Francisco, in traditional costume, part of “Patriotic Fife, Flute, Whistle, Panpipes & Drum: A historical musical presentation.”
Photo by Jerry Fill.
Once again this past Sunday, the history and loyalty to the legacy of George and Martha Washington was celebrated on the grounds of the Mount Vernon Estate. In a way the first President and his wife might have very much enjoyed it, approximately 800 people attended the annual Neighborhood Friends Family Night Picnic.
Wagon rides, history tours of the grounds and home, music, a raffle, and buffet food were all held in the beautiful setting on the shore of the Potomac. Since 1987, the Mount Vernon Estate has provided the residents living on George Washington's original five farms (Mansion House, Muddy Hole, River, Dogue, and Union) an opportunity for the Estate friends to celebrate their support of George Washington's legacy of leadership and country.