AIL Soirée Is The Hot Ticket


The most popular fundraiser is back again this year and you don’t want to miss out on this one. Adventures in Learning Wine & Tasting Soirée has been a sellout for the past few years and this year will be even better.

This year Charlie Cardillo, Manhasset’s Superintendent of Schools, and his beautiful wife, Debbie, will be honored at Adventures in Learning’s (AIL) seventh Annual Wine Tasting Soirée on Friday, March 3, at the Village Club of Sands Point, 1 Thayer Lane. Cocktails will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by themed delicacies paired with selected wines and served in tasting rooms. This annual fundraiser supports Adventures’ after-school academic program for children in the Spinney Hill area of Manhasset and Great Neck.

Kristen Ryan, a supporter of Adventures said, “come join the fun. You have to be in it to win it! I’m selling “Kash for Kids” raffle tickets for Adventures in Learning (founded almost 50 years ago, AIL is an after-school education and enrichment program improving the lives of children in Manhasset!). Tickets are $100 each and a max of 250 will be sold. Drawing will be at the AIL Wine & Tasting event. Winners don’t have to be present, but why would you miss this one?!.” The Kash for Kids raffle is for three prizes of $3,000, $1,500 and $500.
Soiree tickets are $175 per person and $100 for young adults ages 21-30. Silent Auction donations are now being accepted.

The Digital Journal Page will be on display during the event. Donors will receive a CD copy of the journal. Ad prices are $500 for a full page, $250 for a half page and $100 for a quarter page.

For further information about registration, journal ads and Kash for Kids raffle tickets, call Diana Holden at or calling 516-767-9235 or visiting

Founded 48 years ago, Adventures in Learning is an after-school education and enrichment program, located in the Hagedorn Community Center at the Great Neck/Manhasset EOC building at 65 High St. in Manhasset. AIL is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need of after-school care and instruction.



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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.


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