The Sayville Chamber of Commerce celebrated the end of the 31st SummerFest at its monthly meeting Tuesday at Oysterman's Pub and Restaurant.
More than $100,000 worth of ride tickets were sold over the three-day event, said Janet Berger, co-chair of the event. She added that there only a few minor incidents over the weekend, and just one injury.
Summerfest is the biggest fundraising event the chamber holds, and business owners at the meeting said they had new customers shopping in their stores over the weekend.
Another Chamber event, Margaritaville, is set for this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the stores on South Main Street near Gillette Park. This is the event's ninth year and more than 3,000 people are expected. There will be prizes for best Parrothead (for adults and children) and entertainment.
Separately, Ken Mangan, who will be challenging Assemblywoman Ginny Fields in a September primary for the right to be the Democratic candidate in the Fifth Assembly District race in November, spoke to chamber members on Tuesday.
Linda Pratt from the Sayville Village Improvement Society also spoke to members about an upcoming fundraiser the organization is holding.
"I survived the Summer Beach Party" is set for Monday, Aug. 30 at Sayville Public Beach, which is located adjacent to Land's End restaurant on Browns River Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be live music by the D-Fenders. A donation of $15 in advance or $20 at the door covers admission. For more information, call Suzanne at 589-9113 or send a check by August 28 to SVIS, PO Box 382, Sayville, NY 11782.
For more information about the Sayville Chamber of Commerce, check out their website.