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Ward 6 Family Picnic Is Set for Saturday

Ward 6 City Councilman Tommy Wells (D) is hosting the First Annual Ward 6 Family Picnic and Celebrity Softball Tournament on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rosedale Recreation Center, 1700 Gales St. NE.

The day will include a cleanup of the recreation center at 10 a.m., the softball tournament at 11 a.m., the summer opening of the pool at noon and games for kids all day. Food and recreation will be provided.

Washington Nationals players, members of the City Council and other celebrities are scheduled to play in the softball tournament.

To register a team, become a sponsor or get additional information, contact Daniel Conner at 202-724-8063 or

Fundraisers for Eastern Market Going Strong

Capitol Hill residents and Eastern Market patrons continue to donate money to help the market’s merchants, contributing to a pot of about $365,000 that is being used to purchase equipment and offset lost income for those who lost their livelihood in the April 30 fire.

But the Capitol Hill Community Foundation — which is collecting and distributing the funds — still needs volunteers to go to fundraisers and sell T-shirts and bags. Last weekend at the market, volunteers sold merchandise totaling $3,000 for the foundation.

Fundraisers are still going strong. DC United recently presented a check for $50,000 to the foundation, and on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., the American Legion at the corner of 3rd and D streets Southeast will hold a fundraiser with food and a cash bar. More information can be found at www.capitolhill Those who want to volunteer should e-mail

So far, more than $100,000 of the money collected has been spent, and several South Hall merchants are now selling meat, cheese and flowers throughout the week on Seventh Street Southeast.

— Daniel Heim and Emily Yehle

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