By Jeron Hayes
The Dahlgren Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) will hold a kickoff event on the corner of Higley and Frontage Roads next to building 1450-T from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sept. 12. The event will include over 50 charities with giveaways, a cookie bake-off, silent auction baskets, and a Big Bang Theory costume party. You can also register for a chance to win up to $500 in the NSWC Federal Credit Union Cash Grab Booth. Navy Ball Committee will have lunch for sale. Come out for some fun and freebies and enjoy lunch and cookies while voting for your favorite! You can also register to win one of two 32' televisions or a Kindle Fire. Drawings will be held in October, November and December. The CFC Kickoff is free and open to all with base access.
Despite the heat and humidity, the Sept. 5 CFC Kickoff at the Parade Field event saw nearly 500 employees enjoy a chili cook-off, karaoke and free Snickers ice cream bars. Over 50 charities distributed information about their services as members of the 2012 Potomac Combined Federal Campaign at Dahlgren.
Dominick Riggs, employed by Center for Surface Combat Systems, captured first place for his Buck Stop Chili. Fire Controlman Third Class Patrick Werner took the karaoke crown for his rendition of Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife."
To donate to CFC, visit the pledge table at the Sept. 12 kickoff or get information from your department keyworker. Be sure to like Potomac CFC on Facebook, or visit www.potomaccfc.org.