Monday, December 28, 2009

January Membership Meeting - January 12

The January new members meeting and general membership meeting will be held January 12 at The Campagna Center.

6:30 p.m. New members meeting
7:00 p.m. Social half hour
7:30 p.m. General membership meeting

Immediately following will be a continued social hour, at The Campagna Center. Our bartender will remain after the meeting in hopes that more members can socialize rather than moving to another location.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact Brandi Graham Pensoneau at

Happy New Year to all our members, old and new! Looking forward to an amazing 2010!

Scottish Christmas Walk Photos

Here are some photos from the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thursday December 17 - Shop Old Town, Volunteer to Wrap, and Support The Campagna Center!

Finish your holiday shopping this Thursday night! The Old Town Boutique District ( will stay open until 8:00 p.m. Please shop local and support the shop owners who give thousands of dollars in donated items to the Junior Friends every year--even when times are tough, they still donate! And when you are in their stores, mention that you are a Junior Friend of the Campagna Center and THANK them for their continued support.

From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Junior Friends volunteers will be at the following stores to wrap your purchases:

Red Barn Mercantile
The Hour
The Christmas Attic
Mint Condition
Shoe Hive
Monday's Child
Pink and Brown

No charge for the wrapping, but we are asking customers for a donation to the Campagna Center. Money raised from Thursday night will be used to buy grocery gift cards for at-risk families the Center has identified as needing meals.

It’s not too late to sign up to volunteer to wrap presents. Let me know if you would like to help.

Whether you shop or wrap or just want some holiday cheer, meet us at Jackson 20 after 8:00 p.m.

If you can't come Thursday but would still like to help, please consider picking up Giant or Shoppers Food Warehouse grocery store gift cards in $10 denominations. You can put them in Adrienne Fox Luscombe's mail slot at TCC or mail them to 7310 Park Terrace Drive, Alexandria, 22307. You may also bring them to the Sunday brunch at Belle Haven Country Club.

Thanks for your generosity this holiday season!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Save the Date! Brunch on December 20

Please join the Junior Friends on December 20 from 12:15 to 2:40 p.m. for a magnificent champagne brunch at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Virginia. This will be an excellent opportunity to toast one another and acknowledge all of our hard work this Fall - culminating in one of the most successful Scottish Walks in The Campagna Center's history.

Enjoy Champagne and Mimosas in the gorgeous formal living room followed by a private Belle Haven Champagne Brunch. Featuring shrimp cocktail, sushi, omelets, waffles & Much-Much More - will be quite the delicious feast! Champagne & Mimosas are included along with coffee, tea, and assorted juices. The cost is $35.00 per person - please bring cash or a check to pay your share.

Seafood/Salad Station
Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce and Lemon
Mussels and Littleneck Clams
Oysters on the Half Shell
Crab Claws
Mix Greens with Toppings and 2 Dressings
Caesar Salad
Tomato Mozzarella and Fresh Basil Display
Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Platter
Smoke Salmon Platter
Cheese Platter
Sliced Fruit Platter

Hot Food
Crab and Corn Chowder
Chicken Picatta, Marsala Wine sauce
Petite Filet of Atlantic Salmon, Crab and Caper sauce
White and Wild Rice Pilaf
Sautéed Fall Vegetables
Eggs Benedict on Toasted English Muffin
BHCC Breakfast Potatoes

Omelet Station Waffle Station

Carving Station:
Carved Pepper Crusted Sirloin with Accompaniments
Carved Lamb Rack with Mint Jelly & Assorted Accompaniments

Assorted Cakes
Apple Pie
Pecan Pie
Cookies, Brownies, Blondies, Lemon Bars

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thank You Junior Friends!

Thank you to our awesome membership of amazing women who are giving their time and effort for this 39th year of a fantastic tradition!

Everyone has so much going on this year, and for each of you giving up your time with family, work, daily events and much needed rest, a big THANK YOU goes out to each and every one of our members!

Don't forget your coat, your gloves, and maybe an umbrella. This weekend is going to be great!

Thank you ladies! Happy holidays and see you at the membership meeting in January!