Trees For Georgetown Fall Fling - September 24th, 2015
Hosted by Tom Anderson and Marc Schappell. Their house was built between 1790 and 1800 and was known as the Bodisco House in 1927. According to documents in the Peabody Room of the Georgetown Public Library, Russian ambassador Alexander de Bodisco married Harriet Williams, who was given away by Henry Clay. "The marriage lifted the girl from obscurity to the highest round of the social ladder and the vast wealth of her husband adorned her with flashing jewels that became known the world over ". The article continues, "The most superb fete ever given in the District, according to some historians, was given in this house in honor of the birthday of the Emperor Nicholas, when 800 guests were invited."
Trees For Georgetown 25th Anniversary Celebration a Success!
Since 1989 Trees for Georgetown has planted over 2,500 trees- just imagine what our shaded blocks would look like without those trees. Truly a local, clearly defined inititiative, Trees for Georgetown is organized by the neighbors, for the neighborhood and benefits something we can all agree on - keeping our trees plentiful and healthy!
The 2014 spring celebration was at the home of Susan and Mike Pillsbury on May 15th, 2014.
- Anniversary Patron - $2,500 - Includes a private reception, 4 tickets, 2 trees planted and tagged with the name of your honorees
- Business Patron - $1,500 - Includes 4 tickets, a tree planted and tagged with the name of your honoree
- Patron - $1,000 - Includes 4 tickets, a tree planted and tagged with the name of your honoree
- Sponsor - $500 - Includes 2 tickets
Each sponsored tree will be tagged with a QR code that allows you to explain online your relationship with the honoree, its species, the date it was planted and a street view on Google maps.