People of all ages and backgrounds enjoyed great food and entertainment at the Taste of Annandale Oct. 1.
The day started off rainy, as more than 60 runners took part in the Taste of Annandale 5K along muddy trails in Mason District Park. But the weather continued to clear throughout the day as people lined up at the food vendors and enjoyed lunch under a tent.
|Kaia Celine with Monarca in Flight performs an aerial dance with a hoop called a lyra.|
|The start of the Taste of Annandale 5K Race.|
|Korean specialties prepared by staff from Annagol restaurant.|
The Taste of Annandale was organized by the Annandale Roundtable, a group of community stakeholders from the public and private sectors aimed at promoting community engagement.
|The firefighters won the chili cook-off.|
“We love this community and we want to see it grow stronger,” Connolly said.
|Face painting is one of many activities for families at the ACCA Child Development Center at the Taste of Annandale.|
|A merina dance performed by Centro Cultural Peru.|
“I love Annandale. It’s a small part of my district but it’s absolutely my favorite part,” he said.
|Dama Restaurant offers Ethiopian fare.|
|A Polynesian dance lesson by Tamure ATaaTa.|
|The DC Doner food truck.|
|Annandale High School culinary arts teacher Christine Gloninger and student Nicole Molina demonstrate biscuit making.|
|The Bolivian group, Sambos de Corazon.|
|The line at the Empanadas de Mendoza booth.|
The Natananjali School of Dance.
|Students at the Westminster School.|
One of many non-food vendors at the Taste of Annandale. Visit the Annandale Blog Facebook page for more photos.