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Past Major Events

2012 Joyful Noise Holiday Bazaar and Bakeshop
The 3rd Annual Joyful Noise Holiday Bazaar and Bakeshop was held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 and was a great success! Check out pictures here!

2011 Joyful Noise Holiday Bazaar and Bakeshop
The 2nd Annual Joyful Noise Holiday Bazaar and Bakeshop was held on Saturday, November 5, 2011. A joy-filled time and tremendous success - Check out pictures!

2010 Joyful Noise Holiday Bazaar and Bakeshop
We hosted our innaugural charity shopping event to raise funds for our Mind Wide Open Scholarship program. The Joyful Noise Holiday Bazaar and Bakeshop was held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 9am to 3pm at Dominion High School, located in Sterling VA. Check out pictures here!

All4One Golf Tournament a Success
The All4One Golf Tournament for the benefit of The Verle and Eleanor Hammond Foundation was held on July 17, 2006 at River Creek Country Club in Leesburg, VA. With superb weather enveloping the scenic Potomac River venue, nearly eighty folks participated in the first of, what is expected to be, many events for the benefit of the non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization set up to focus on the development of our youth in Loudoun County, VA and St. Augustine, FL. Food and beverages were available throughout the day commencing with a breakfast buffet and ending with an impressive array of delights at the Awards banquet in this gated golf community. Volunteers assisting with the day's festivities included some middle and high school students from the Loudoun County community.

The tournament drew several sponsors from businesses throughout the region and a lively auction helped further the proceeds in the golfers' bids for some elegant gifts. In addition to prizes for various golf contests (team scramble, longest drives, closest to the pins, putting, etc) and door prizes, the auction was held for dinners, golf balls, gift certificates, and overnight golf stays at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA.

The Summer Concert
The Verle and Eleanor Hammond Foundation held its first annual Summer Concert and fundraiser on July 22, 2007 at Flagler College Auditorium in St. Augustine, Florida. It was quite a success! The Inaugural Summer Concert featured home grown talent, Dr. Blanche Hammond, a renowned soprano soloist, along with other special musical talent. Dr. Hammond, a retired educator in Washington D.C., is also a native of St. Augustine, born and raised in the Lincolnville Community of the City. Dr. Hammond has distinguished her musical talent beyond the borders of the United States of America to other countries and continents. In 2008, a second concert was held at St. Paul AME Church and again, was a tremendous success.

Hammond Foundation Honored by Phi Delta Kappa
Phi Delta Kappa held its annual Awards and Initiation banquet Monday, April 24th 2006, at Monroe Technology Center, at which Verle and Eleanor Hammond, Pam Holmes, Kris Williams and Veronne Williams accepted the Outstanding Educational Contribution Award on behalf of the Hammond Foundation. Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) is an organization that promotes quality education, with particular emphasis on publicly supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life.



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