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“Stars Over Dulles” Shine Bright, Help Soldiers

What a glamorous and generous night! The Dulles Chamber of Commerce honored the best in local business and at the same time raised more than $17,000 on the spot for the USO. I was honored to emcee the sold-out event that included wonderful surf ‘n’ turf, music by The Karma Issue and inspiring stories of the good work being done to help our service men and women. Notable guests included Senator Mark Herring, Delegate Tom Rust and Delegate Ken Plum. Special thanks to Jenet Ahn for her amazing work as event chairwoman. She pulled off a party that went beyond a purpose. Photos by Rich Kessler

Jenet Ahn in purple with her family

Eileen and Kurt with the Dulles Chamber present the check to the USO

Paddle auction raised more than $17,000 for the USO

Herndon Councilmember Grace Han Wolf

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kessler



Stars Over Dulles

We are going to honor our local wounded warriors and I would love to have you join us. Save the date for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala. The theme this year


It’s happening Saturday February 25th 6-12PM at the Dulles Hilton. This event will benefit the USO and the Chamber. It’s going to be an inspirational night for our heroes! Plenty of food and dancing to go with it too.

Be the next “Miss Singergy”

The annual Miss Sinergy Competition is coming up and it’s not too late to enter.

APPLY: for a Miss Sinergy application

Previous Miss Sinergy’s reign have worked with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Becky’s Fund, USO and more. This year Miss Sinergy group has partnered with the Libby Ross Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to breast cancer survivors. 

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-28, and must provide height, weight and photo of themself. For more information or to apply, go to Deadline for application is August 27th and applications are reviewed until August 31st.

This year’s contest will be October 22nd at the French Embassy.

Courtside Salute & Surprise!

It was an honor to be part of the military tribute at the Legg Mason Tennis Tournament this year. The Yellow Ribbon Fund and USO teamed up to organize the ceremony that happened right before the start of the Semi-Finals.  I joined a group of nearly 30 made up of volunteers and friends and family of wounded warriors. We practiced the unfurling of the flag only once and nailed it when it was time to do it for the the crowd! It was an amazing feeling of patriotism… the last time I held the flag and helped fold it was in high school. One of my JROTC duties was to raise and take down the flag  before and after class. Watch coverage of the event on WUSA9 below… and check out more of the story including a special surprise on the stadium’s court. More…

Another touching moment was when Milkbone Canine Assistance awarded a disabled veteran with one of their amazing service dogs. The dogs can help with everything from pulling a wheelchair, to turning on lights to 90 other commands. The tennis players took time to say thank you and take a picture with the veteran.

Yellow Ribbon Fund’s Amanda Basek with husband Officer Erik Basek who is with the US Park Police SWAT Team.

My husband Robert enjoyed the opening reception

Honor Guard with Veteran Charles who helped unfurl the flag with us!

Football Pros vs GI Joes: Redskins Rock with Troops

This just rocks.

Washington Redskins in a a Guitar Hero face-off with troops stationed in Basrah, Iraq. Pros vs GI Joes and the USO Metropolitan Washington sponsored the event at the ESPN Zone in downtown DC.

On a military note– we’re gearing up for our big Yellow Ribbon Fund/Army-Navy Golf  Classic on July 12th– sponsors and golfers are needed. Click here for more information.

Watch my report below on the rockstars!

A week with Greg Norman, Anna Kournikova

This story as seen on WUSA9 This Morning

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports from the Newseum on watching the Masters in 3D with Greg Norman. Also, our interview with Anna Kournikova, Capitol File Magazine’s new cover girl and why she’ll be in DC again this summer.

Coming up tomorrow, Dana Perino, Clinton Portis and the paws come out for Fashion for Paws 2010.

More Photos: Capitol File Magazine Party for Anna

Kournikova on DC, hot LBD and the RING!

The tennis bombshell donned a sexy but classy Dolce & Gabbana and her own Louboutins peep-toe platforms at the party that was all about Anna. Capitol File magazine threw the swanky affair at OYA to celebrate the one face turning the heat up on the cover of this month’s issue.

Read Capitol File: Holding Court

Related: Serena, McEnroe, To Play At Kastle Stadium

Anna told me she’ll be back in DC a lot this summer not only to play some tennis (July 21st) but also to do hands on charity work with PSI and the USO. Oh, and what about that GIGANTIC yellow diamond she’s been sporting’ on her ring finger for more than a year. I asked her what the story was? With a wide grin and giggle she playfully replied “what… there is no story!”

Watch coverage of the party on WUSA9 TV Monday Morning between 5-7AM.

Avantair’s brother Matt and Mike Doyle flank Anna in D&G

Stacy Stiebel & Kastles owner Mark Ein

Capitol File Editor in Chief Sarah Schaffer & Jason Binn, founder Niche Media

Jeri Van Reenan of Paychex & Richard Subaran, Aidan Design

Ange Goff & First Chukker Polo’s Ray Regan

Las Vegas Convention’s Jim Ryan Patty Cummings who’s daughter Whitney Cummings a regular on Chelsea Lately will tape her show for Comedy Central May 15th at Harman Hall. Tickets are now available.

Making the ‘Library of Congress’ look good: Julia Dowds & Felice Cherry

Congrats Caressa! Miss America 2010

Miss VA Caressa Cameron is now Miss America 2010. Way to go girl! Hats off to our pal Jen Corey for making the top 12 and performing brilliantly during the talent competition. You shined!

Casino Night

[Picture: I first met Caressa this Fall at USO Casino Night at the Sheraton in Arlington… for veterans staying at Walter Reed. Very gracious gal and we know she will make America proud! Also pictured Kelly Olson and former TV “Bachelor” Andy Baldwin]

Caressa wins the Crown, AP Photo

Miss California Kristy Cavinder was 1st runner up. I was a huge fan of our friend Jen from DC of course but also took a liking to Miss Hawaii who had a down to Earth, tomboy like attitude. Miss Arkansas was great too and really embodied that old glam Miss America look. Miss Puerto Rico was just flat out striking. Read more from The Examiner 

We’ll work on getting Caressa in for a studio interview at Channel 9.

 Maybe she’ll let me try on that crown… but we know how that turned out last time I had a chance. See below.

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