Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00
Mineola Chamber of Commerce president Ray Sikorski, past president Steve Ford and many of the chamber’s dedicated volunteers are organizing a fundraising event that will provide a gala evening of dining.
Under then-chamber president Carmela Bernacchio, the chamber came up with two ways in which the businesses in Mineola could showcase themselves to the community.
One way was “A Taste of Mineola,” during which many of the restaurants and dining establishments in Mineola and the surrounding areas bring their specialties to the Jericho Terrace. Those attending could then sample food from the different restaurants.
Another businesses showcase, “Mineola in Style,” also held at the Jericho Terrace, gave those in attendance the opportunity to see what local clothing and accessory stores, boutiques and hairstyle establishments have to offer with a fashion show.
The tradition continued under past chamber president Steve Ford and is continuing under current chamber president Ray Sikorski.
Both “A Taste of Mineola” and “Mineola in Style” will be combined on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Jericho Terrace.
Tony Lubrano of Piccola Bussola is busy getting restaurants to come to the event, and Bill Greene of Tsontos Furs is securing clothing stores and boutiques to attend to provide a fashion show while those in attendance sample the delicious foods.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of the Mineola Library, Island Harvest, the Mineola Athletic Association, Mineola Auxiliary Police, Mineola Fire Department, Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Mineola Youth and Family Services along with new beneficiaries American Red Cross in Nassau County, Mineola VFW and Mineola American Legion.
For additional information, call Bill Greene at 746-5500, Tony Lubrano at 294-4620 or Ray Sikorski at 746-2262.