Congratulations to Jeff Marchetti, father to 25-year-old Sarah and 21-year-old Brian, who was the winner of Reston Limousineâ€™s recent BEST Dad contest!
Reston Limousine presented Jeff wth four hours of limo service on Father’s Day; an after-hours, in-store fitting for four at Lost Boys Menâ€™s Store; and a $100 Gift Certificate to Martinâ€™s Tavern. To celebrate on June 21, Jeff took his party of four, which included his wife Pam, on a night on the town — Georgetown, to be exact.
Beginning with their pickup at their Clifton home, their driver took the Virginia native and his party on a leisurely drive to their destination during which everyone swapped stories about Georgetown spy stories. “It was so much fun for (our driver) John (Byram) to treat us like foreigners from out of town and give us a sightseeing tour.â€
At Martin’s Tavern, they had a light supper of crab cakes, soft shelled crab, white wine and dessert — all while chatting up the friendly waiters about the rich history of the 75-year-old restaurant. From there, it was on to Chadwick’s for drinks to wrap up the evening.
Throughout the evening, “John was our master of ceremonies,â€ Jeff says. “He would be present when you needed him, and absent when you didn’t. We enjoyed our whole evening, it was a boatload of fun!â€
This wasn’t Jeff’s first experience with Reston Limousine on Father’s Day, though. Last summer for Father’s Day he rented a bus to take friends and family to a Tom Petty concert, according to his daughter Sarah, who sent in the letter nominating him for the contest.
“My dad is THE BEST dad in the whole world,â€ wrote Sarah, a global capital markets and client relations analyst with JER Partners. “Not only are we celebrating Father’s Day this month, we are also celebrating my dad’s 50th birthday. Furthermore, in exactly one year from father’s day weekend this year, he will be walking me down the aisle in my wedding. I believe he absolutely, without a doubt deserves a loving salute from his family and Reston Limo.â€
Sarah shared Jeff’s Best Dad Qualities, painting a vivid portrait of a man who raised his children with a bounty of love and humor. Here are some excerpts from her letter:
- He has instilled family loyalty, love and support. He helped us realize and believe that nothing is more important than family. It is even rumored that one time he dunked a man in the neighborhood pool who teased his young children and who had dunked us in the pool. (I didn’t say he was politically correct, I said he was the most loving, loyal, supportive Dad)!
- He gets up extra early every morning to take care of his puppies and takes them on Sunday “field tripsâ€ to visit me. These puppies are referred to as the “grandpuppiesâ€!
- He has been happily married to my mom for 27 years. As a child and now a grown woman, this means more than words can express.
- He uses music to express is love and support for us and to commemorate special moments in life (Jimmy Eat World’s The Middle after a tough day in school; The Beatles’ Birthday Song for EVERY birthday we share together). Please note, we think it should be known that this song isn’t just played nicely to celebrate your bday, but it is played as loud as the stereo allows, and he pulls out tambourines and whistles to wake you up the proper way!
Reston Limousine wishes the best to Jeff and Sarah as they prepare for another celebration close to Father’s Day next year. In closing her letter, Sarah noted that this is “our last year together before he walks me down the aisle in my wedding (note well, I have been coaching him on how to make it down the aisle without flooding the chapel in tears of love!).
Congratulations to Jeff — and Sarah — Marchetti!