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Hicksville Chamber Of Commerce News: July 18, 2013

President says event

already booked 90-plus vendors

Now celebrating its 11th year in Hicksville, the Street Fair has become an annual staple of summer fun in the community, and Chamber President Lionel Chitty said this year’s event is shaping up to be no different.

The 11th Annual Hicksville Summer Street Fair will be held on Sunday, July 21, at Kennedy Memorial Park (where Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue meet) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Chitty, a key account manager at Sir Speedy in Plainview, said that the July 21 fair already has approximately 90 vendors booked, admission is free. He added that the chamber is looking to upgrade its vendor offerings for attendees but will offer the same attractions that residents have enjoyed in the past.

“We’re working with New York Fun Factory, who will be providing rides and entertainment for attendees. Attractions include numerous food vendors, inflatable rides and a petting zoo in order to make it a more family-oriented event. Sponsors this year include Zwanger Pesiri Radiology, Brian K. Cleary, CPA, TD Bank, Econo Lodge of Hicksville, Met Life, Briarcliffe College, Chief Equipment-John Deere, Ameritas Insurance and a host of other organizations that have given significant donations in order to help the Chamber host such a wonderful event.

Past events have included a water slide, T-shirts for children, ferris wheel, rock wall, swing ride, space ball, Marty (the caricaturist), live music and special a special appearance by a national TV celebrity that resides in Hicksville.

Regarding other upcoming events, the Inaugural Discover Hicksville 5 Mile Run is Saturday, Aug. 17, starting and ending at Cantiague Park in Hicksville and the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce 87th Installation & Awards Gala, Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Westbury Manor.

The chamber meets every third Tuesday (October through June )at Peppercorn’s Restaurant (25 East Marie Street) at 12:30 p.m. and new members, along with residents are always welcome. Chamber meetings cost $20 per person. For information visit www.hicksvillechamber.com or call 516-931-7170.