AUPDC Holiday Dinner Raises $400 for AUP's Coup de Pouce fund
by Joe Ruth, '65
AUP alumni and friends gathered at the District's Bistro d’Oc restaurant on December 15, 2013 to celebrate the holidays with a tasty French dinner and a fund-raising raffle to help AUP students take study trips. Several alumni donated cash or wonderful prizes, including polar tech jackets with the AUP logo, wine from Bordeaux, and coasters and other items with French themes.
Located across the street from historic Ford's Theater, Bistro d’Oc put together a wonderful three-course menu: appetizer choices of squash soup, rillettes de porc, and either mushroom or green salads; entrée choices of pork, salmon, or chicken; and either mousse or profiteroles for dessert. Including a glass of wine, tax and tip, the meal was only $30/person.
Some attendees came many miles to attend the event. One alumna, Karen Ramos Zuro, drove from Culpeper, VA, more than seventy miles away, with her daughter. We were thrilled to see Clint and Sheila Branham, who were in DC for training from Guinea, where Clint is posted to the USAID mission. Attendees included undergraduate and graduate alumni of all ages, ranging from the second graduating class (1965) to 2013.
Seeing old friends brought back wonderful memories of AUP and the opportunities we gained from those years in Paris. We also enjoyed making new friends of alums from eras different from our own. You can view photos from this event on the AUPDC page.
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