It’s No Mini Of A Prize! Long Island Fall Festival To Raffle Off A 2005 Mini Cooper Convertible Sponsored By Habberstad Mini

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Fall Festival To Hold Sensational Raffle With Great Prizes That Include A 2005 Mini Cooper Convertible, Luxury Trip to Arizona, or a Fabulous Gym Membership

One of the coolest cars to hit the road this year, a 2005 Mini Cooper Convertible, will be raffled off as the Grand Prize, at the area’s most anticipated community events -- the 11th Annual Long Island Fall Festival, scheduled for Oct. 8 through Oct. 11, 2004 (Columbus Day) in Heckscher Park, Huntington, New York.

Raffle tickets may be purchased by calling the Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Partnership (631-423-6100), by visiting Habberstad MINI (959 East Jericho Tpke, Huntington Station or 631-486-Mini) or ordering online at the Festival’s website at . Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. The drawing will be held during the closing ceremony of the festival on Oct. 11 and participants need not be present to win.

“We are delighted to support this wonderful event and hope that our involvement helps to make this year’s festival even more successful than in the past,” said Erik Habberstad, owner of Habberstad Mini dealership in Huntington, NY. “We are active supporters of our community and believe that our involvement in this event is the perfect opportunity to give back and say thank you to the residents of Long Island for their loyalty and patronage.

There are other great prizes in store for everyone who participates in this year’s raffle. Second prize includes two first class round trip tickets to Phoenix, courtesy of American Airlines, as well as two nights stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Third prize is a one year membership to the area’s most popular gym, courtesy of the New York Sports Club.

“The support of our local businesses is instrumental to the success of the Festival. We are extremely grateful to Erik Habberstad, owner of Habberstad Mini, American Airlines and the New York Sports Club for their support and generosity,” said Dennis Sneden, Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

The Long Island Fall Festival is the largest event of its kind in the tri-state area, hosting over 250,000 visitors. Hours of the festival are Friday evening, October 8, from 6-10pm; Saturday, October 9 and Sunday October 10 from 11am-6pm (carnival, music and park food court will remain open until 10pm each night) and Monday (Columbus Day), October 11, from 11am-5pm (carnival and food court only). Admission to the festival is FREE.

This outstanding celebration guarantees something for everyone including:

  •     A world class carnival with exhilarating rides for all ages
  •     Hundreds of arts and craft vendors
  •     Four Stages of continuous live entertainment
  •     Karl’s Comedy Circus
  •     Two international food courts showcasing Long Island’s favorite restaurants
  •     Mad Science -- a hands-on scientific event that will dazzle the entire family as they make Mad Science Putty, Mad Science Slime, Mad Science Bouncy Balls and the famous Mad Science Periscope
  •     Â“Prevention is the Cure” 4 Mile Walk
  •     Youth Community Talent Stage
  •     Festival Sports Arena
  •     The First Annual Festival Food Vendor Chili Cook-Off

For more information about the Festival, call 631-351-1910 or visit our website Sponsorships are still available.

About Our Presenting Sponsor – Bethpage Federal Credit Union:

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, committed to providing our members with extraordinary value and service, anytime, anywhere. We're headquartered on Long Island in Bethpage, NY, and have assets of over $1.8 billion with a broad membership base of more than 125,000 members nationwide. Our members represent a diverse cross-section of the Long Island economy, including employees of many of the largest firms in the high tech, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, legal and service industries. Additional information on the company may be accesses at .

About The Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Partnership:

Established in 1925, as The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, today has evolved into the region’s lead business agency — The Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Partnership. Reaching new levels of activism, influence and shaping the business landscape of the future, The Chamber is uniquely positioned to influence and address economic development, job creation and quality of life issues. The Chamber also has two 501(c)3 not-for-profit Foundations that serve as catalysts to the business community — The Chamber Foundation, founder of The Leadership Huntington Program and The Long Island View; The Entrepreneurial Institute Foundation, founder of The Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce and The Entrepreneurial Workshops. For more information contact the Chamber by phone at (631) 423-6100 or online at .

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