By Elise Pearlman
About 250 guests attended the Northport Rotary's recent fundraiser at the Cradle of Aviation. It was the first time that the Rotary has hosted an event at the venue which traces the history of aviation on Long Island. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to explore the museum’s many galleries while socializing and partaking of non-stop entertainment, food and drink.
“Everyone enjoyed themselves and we raised the funds which will allow us to continue to do our good work,” said Ann Stevens, who has long served as Entertainment Chair for the local chapter of the philanthropic organization which values “service above self.”
“People came out for charity. We were extremely pleased. It couldn’t have gone better,” Ms. Stevens said of the impact of the exciting new venue orchestrated by John Poulos.
One lovely touch included a performance by the Northport High School String Quartet.
“They greeted guests as they entered,” Ms. Stevens indicated, added that people also really enjoyed the live auction.
One of the most exciting moments was when the winner of a donated diamond tennis bracelet valued at more than $2400 was announced.
“It was the grand prize for the champagne raffle. A lot of people went home with wonderful gifts and raffles,” Ms. Stevens concluded.
John Ross recently assumed the Northport Rotary’s helm as president. To learn more about the Northport Rotary and how to become a member, visit www.Northportrotary.com.
Photos by Alan Pearlman.