Make-A-Wish Inspiring Hope To Transform Lives

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Make-A-Wish will be hosting the third annual Help Us Help Kids Craft Beer Sampling and Food Tasting on Friday, Jan. 26, at Louie’s Grille & Liquors, located at 395 Main St. in Port Washington. Gina LoBello is once again working her magic with Louie’s Grille to bring the community together to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.

“This is such a great event,” said LoBello. “We are almost sold out.” Tickets are $65 and must be purchased online at www.helpushelpkids.kintera.org. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food, great beer and great company, all for a great cause. The event is being run by Manhasset resident Gina LoBello, who successfully launched this fabulous sold-out party last year.

If you are interested in helping, donations of gift baskets or gift certificates from local vendors would be a great way to help support the event. These items can be used as raffle prizes and would be much appreciated. For more information on the event, contact LoBello at 516-662-9929.

Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York has touched the lives of more than 13,000 children in our area—more than 2,000 in the western New York counties and more than 11,000 in the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau County, Long Island. In fiscal year 2015, they collectively touched the lives of 867 wish children and their families by granting 651 wishes of local children and facilitating 216 wish assists for children who reside in other areas, but whose wishes took place in New York.

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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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