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AROUND TOWN/Art Monk at UCM and Chamber at Hollin Hall

Gale Curcio
By Gale Curcio
Posted on Apr 28,2010
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Photo by Gale Curcio <br /> <br />Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr., UCM board member, points something out to guest speaker, Art Monk, at the UCM Business Forum.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr., UCM board member, points something out to
guest speaker, Art Monk, at the UCM Business Forum.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Earlier this month, Art Monk, former Washington Redskins wide receiver and NFL Hall-of-Famer, supported United Community Ministries by appearing as the featured speaker for their Behind-the-Scenes Look at UCM.
 

Photo by Gale Curcio <br /> <br />Karen Hertel and Nardos King enjoy meeting Art Monk at the UCM Business Forum.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Karen Hertel and Nardos King enjoy
meeting Art Monk at the UCM Business
Forum.

Monk was part of a presentation designed to educate business leaders and community members about the work that UCM does.

Monk spoke about the growing demand for social services, acknowledging the fact that money given to UCM is “kept right in your backyard.”

Monk’s appearance at UCM was facilitated by Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr., UCM board member.
 
When he introduced Monk, he explained how he grew up with Art Monk as a role model, and said, “I wouldn’t be where I am without him as a role model.”

At the end of the meeting, Monk signed several pieces of memorabilia. Some of these items were featured as part of a live auction item during United Community Ministries’ Gala ‘Helping Our Community Flourish’ that was held last week at Mount Vernon Country Club.

Sponsored by Friends of UCM, the purpose of the event was to raise money for UCM’s basic needs. In addition to the live auction, guests enjoyed a raffle, silent auction, formal dinner and dancing to the music of High Mileage.

Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Carl Price, Senior Event Planner, welcomes Chamber guests to the Alexandria Chamber BAH, held at Hollin Hall, while Jay Palermino and Tina Leone look on.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Carl Price, Senior Event Planner, welcomes
Chamber guests to the Alexandria Chamber
BAH, held at Hollin Hall, while Jay Palermino
and Tina Leone look on.

On the other side of town, Hollin Hall-The Meeting House at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church served as the setting for the monthly Business After Hours reception of the Alexandria Chamber. Catering by Windows provided the food for the event, while Unitarian Church members gave guests tours of the historic manor house.
 
Nina Tisara manages special events at Hollin Hall and explained that the elegant boxwood gardens and beautifully landscaped grounds are available for wedding celebrations and other special occasions.  

For additional information on Chamber programs, visit http://www.alexchamber.com

www.HollinHallWeddings.com.

For additional information on UCM programs, visit http://www.ucmgagency.com.   For more information about Hollin Hall, visit



Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Chamber member and guests listen to speakers during the Alexandria Chamber BAH, held at Hollin Hall.<br />
Photo by Gale Curcio
Chamber member and guests listen to
speakers during the Alexandria Chamber
BAH, held at Hollin Hall.



Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Danae Delman and Harry Carey enjoy dancing to the music of High Mileage at UCM’s Spring Gala.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Danae Delman and Harry Carey enjoy
dancing to the music of High Mileage
at UCM’s Spring Gala.



Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Ed Muckerman and Toni Andrews check in at UCM’s Spring Gala.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Ed Muckerman and Toni Andrews check
in at UCM’s Spring Gala.



Photo by Gale Curcio<br /> <br />Scott Surovell is one of the many local politicians who attended UCM’s Spring Gala.
Photo by Gale Curcio
Scott Surovell is one of the many local
politicians who attended UCM’s
Spring Gala.





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