Exceeding expectations has a nice ring to it, especially when it means going from “good” to “great” rather than “bad” to “worse.”

And so it is with the 11-11-11 promotion at Mancini’s Pizza Pasta Cafe in Oak Park, Illinois that I wrote about two weeks ago. Instead of raising, oh, maybe $1,111 for the Hephzibah Children’s Association–along the lines of what he anticipated–Al Mancini delivered a check for $1,800 to Hephzibah earlier this week.

Al Mancini, owner of Mancini’s, presents a check to Executive Director Mary Anne Brown (right) and Foster Care Specialist Davida Williams (left) of Hephzibah.  Photo courtesy of Wednesday Journal of Oak Park & River Forest.

Congratulations to all involved, and as Al related to Jim Jaworski of TribLocal, the countdown is on for 12-12-12!

You can see the post-promotion coverage here at TribLocal.


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