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'Blue Jeans Ball' Raises $450,000 For Capital Area Food Bank

Posted: 04/24/2012 4:42 pm

WASHINGTON -- The 9th Annual Blue Jeans Ball raised some $450,000 for the Capital Area Food Bank. And no one had to wear a tuxedo.

More than 700 casually-dressed people gathered Sunday night at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel to eat, dance, wear comfy clothes and participate in a silent auction for a good cause.

Participants included D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown, CBS White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell, Chef Geoff's Geoff Tracy and PS7 owner and chef Peter Smith -- look for an adorable photo of Smith fixing dessert with his daughter Lucy in the slideshow below.

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    D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown

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    CBS correspondent Norah O'Donnell, Capital Area Food Bank CEO Lynn Brantley and chair of the Blue Jeans Ball Host Committee Kristen Olson

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    <a href="http://www.ps7restaurant.com/profiles.html" target="_hplink">PS7 owner and chef Peter Smith</a> with his daugher Lucy

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    Hannah Hawkins, Capital Area Food Bank Board member and founder/director of Children of Mine, Inc.

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    CBS correspondent Norah O'Donnell

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    <a href="http://www.chefgeoff.com/about-geoff.html" target="_hplink">Chef Geoff's Geoff Tracy</a> with Amber and Walter Hsu

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    Laetitia Steinier, Anika Brown and Andrey Walter

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    Kristin Bodenstedt and Artem Gassan

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    Blue Jeans Ball Host Committee chair Kristen Olson, CBS correspondent Norah O'Donnell and event sponsor Claudia Callaway

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