The Merrick Chamber of Commerce welcomes all to its’ 15th Annual Kids Fest, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26. The event is held in the west parking lot of the Merrick LIRR station. Both days will start at 11 a.m. but the parking lot will close to traffic Thursday evening April 23. The carnival midway will open Friday, April 24 6 p.m. and will operating during the Kids Fest and continue into the nighttime.
This event funds the Merrick Chamber’s scholarship program which gives six awards annually to two graduating seniors from each of the Bellmore-Merrick high schools, Calhoun, Kennedy and Mepham. It is one of the largest such programs in the state operated by a Chamber of Commerce group. The award recipients are chosen by each of the high schools and acknowledge the student(s) who never expected to receive a scholarship or honor in this way.
As your Chamber, our goal is to continuously support our town by promoting “Shop Local” for our local Merchants. Throughout the year, your Chamber hosts numerous events for the community such as the Halloween Parade, Menorah and Tree lighting, monthly networking meetings and during the holiday season provides festive lighting along Merrick Avenue.
This year’s event will feature booths from our Chamber members, local businesses, and artisan crafters from the region. This fair has become a must stop for the professional craft circuit – you are sure to find a unique item for yourself or a gift. There will be entertainment, magic and it’s a great time to embrace Spring after the recent winter. Be sure to stop by the Chamber booth to get a goodie bag of items from our members (while supplies last) and find out more about what we do for the community.
For more information about the Merrick Chamber of Commerce call, 516-771-1171 or visit www.merrickchamber.org.