Celebrate With Neighbors And Light The Night

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lightnight_121214dIt is the special time of the year with special Manhasset traditions are spreading throughout the area. The annual Light The Night event in Manhasset will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.

This year, Plandome Heights will be joining the villages of Munsey Park, Flower Hill and Plandome in this fun and festive evening. Residents of each village will line the front of their properties with candle bags just after dark, illuminating their neighborhoods and celebrating this beautiful time of year.

All villages are proudly partnering with Skills Unlimited to create the candle bag kits that residents will use to participate. Skills Unlimited offers persons with disabilities the opportunity to explore and develop their full vocational potential. Proceeds from the sale of the kits will go to various philanthropic and beautification projects determined by each village’s sponsor.

Residents can purchase Light The Night kits for their village during the dates/times listed below. Each kit contains 12 easy to assemble candle bags (directions included). Kits cost $20 and $10 for each additional kit per household.

So ready your red wagons and hot chocolate, take a walk or drive in the streets aglow and mingle with your neighbors.

Rain or high wind will cause the event to be postponed. The rain date is set for the following Sunday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. If necessary, the second rain date is Monday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. Don’t leave your street in the dark—Light The Night!

Here is how to get a kit.

Munsey Park (sponsored by The Munsey Park Women’s Club) contact the MPWC.

Flower Hill (sponsored by The Women’s Club of Flower Hill) contact Karen Barnes karenbarnes221@gmail.com

Plandome (sponsored by The Plandome Association)Purchase and pick up kits on Friday, Dec. 2 at Village Hall during tree lighting ceremony Village Hall during adult Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 3, or at the fire department Christmas Tree Sale on Dec. 2 to 4 or order kits for home delivery up to Dec. 4 by contacting Ali Regan (ajregs@me.com, 516-375-4322) or Annie Vetrone (avetrone3@gmail.com, 516-721-6065).

Plandome Heights (sponsored by The Plandome Heights Women’s Club) contact PHWC.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. 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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