Chamber’s first fall festival a big success

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The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural fall festival took place from Sept. 15 to 18 at Eisenhower Park, and it was a success.

For four days community members and Long Islanders near and far came out to enjoy what the fall festival had to offer. Rides, games, food, entertainment, and craft tents were available for people to peruse.

The plan for this festival had been in the works for a year, but the idea of having a festival like this for the East Meadow community had been on the mind of Mitchell Allen — the developer and senior chairperson for the event, and past chamber president — since before the coronavirus pandemic.

The weekend was packed with live music, face painting, balloonists, and magic shows. There was something for everyone. All of the money raised at the festival will be seen in the community, according to Allen.

“Every dollar that’s generated goes back into the community, not one dollar is being kept by the Chamber of Commerce in any way, shape, or form,” he said to the Herald earlier this month. “It’s all going to our membership.”