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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Annandale Blog celebrates fifth anniversary with Blogapalooza party

Swell performs at Blogapalooza
Thanks to everyone who came out for Blogapalooza last night. It was an awesome way to celebrate the Annandale Blog’s fifth anniversary—with more than 100 blog readers, community leaders, neighbors, and friends. The bands, the food, the volunteers, the setting—even the weather all turned out great.

The bands—Space Junk Jammers, Swell, Rootz Boyz, and One Hot Mess—were all amazing. Thank you Moe’s, Magill’s, Rice Pot, and Bon Chon for the fabulous food; Collector’s World and Bellissimo Ristorante for the prizes; and to Party Co, Long and Foster Realtor Melissa Klein, Coldwell Banker Realtor Vivianne Couts, Pro Maxx Fitness, Windows Plus, Eden Center, Beanetics, and the Mason District Council.

Volunteers set up for Blogapalooza at the pavilion at the Broyhill Crest Recreation Club.
Special thank you to school board member Sandy Evans for the nice words of appreciation, to Mollie Loeffler for organizing a fabulous event, to the Broyhill Crest Recreation Club, and to the great team of volunteers: Judy Cotter, Nancy Joyner, Rita and Ray Jamros, Chris Getek, Tracey Carothers, Jon Clark, Debbie Smith, Marie Reinsdorf, Hussein Yusuf, Jerry Chiles, Melissa Klein, Vivianne Couts, Cyra Doty, Debo Burk, Regina Zapponi, Kerrie Garlepp, Elaine Wiggins, Ben Bacon, and Matt Ashford.

The Annie Awards were presented to Silverado (best restaurant), Beanetics (best coffee shop), Cue Club (best bar), Pro Maxx Fitness (best gym), and to AnnSandra and Collector’s World (who tied for best gift shop). The award-winners were selected in an online survey by Annandale Blog readers.

See the Annandale Blog Facebook page for more Blogapalooza photos.


  1. Great Party. Congrats

  2. You do a wonderful job Ellie! Congratulations and keep up the great work!

  3. What an awesome night!!!

  4. The party was wonderful and could not have been any better. Thank you for all your hard work.

  5. It was allot of fun, and Swell knocked it out of the park!

  6. Congrats on 5 years! Great job!