The Citizens Association of Georgetown tipped its hat to the community's fathers on Sunday by filling with music, dancing, games and arguably the best grilled cheese in DC.
Local sponsors marked their presence at the event, including Washington Fine Properties hosting a t-shirt drawing contest, and donating cold and decadent treats and the Sotheby's Realty logo floating around on hundreds of eye-popping blue balloons.
The relaxed yet danceable sounds of Wes Tucker and the Skillets carried throughout the park during the event's two-hour entirety while children sprinted between activities, from the Lego-making station to the egg relay.
Parked along 26th St. was one of the event's main attractions: The Big Cheese Truck. With no need to track these unorthodox grilled cheeses on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/bigcheesetruck), people lined up to choose from one of Sunday's five offerings: the Sea Hive, Midnight Moon, Mt. Fuji, Chevre and Caprese-- all melted with California's Cowgirl Creamery artisan cheeses.
Among those in line were father and son, John and Ian.
"We went with the Sea Hive because it's the most traditional," says John while waiting for his cheddar on sourdough. And while pointing at the smiling grilled cheese on the side of the truck, adds, "How can you say no?"
The first booth to fold its table was Sprinkles Cupcakes, having given away their donated Red Velvet and Black and White cupcakes just forty-five minutes into the concert. Standing by with more sweets to share, however, was Haagen-Dazs.
Though Haagen-Dazs traces its ninety-year legacy to Brooklyn, each franchised location is locally owned and operated, says Tom Hughes, owner and manager of the Georgetown shop.
"All of the money stays here [in Georgetown]," explains Hughes, standing behind two large tubs of Cookies and Cream and Chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream, "A lot of people don't know that."
"Most think our profits go to the benefit of some big corporation when it really goes right back into Georgetown," he continues, "It allows us to do events like this."
This is the ninth season of the series. The next event, also held in Rose Park, will be an featuring the Image Band.