Attendees at Saturday's Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic will have a chance to win two round-trip Jet Blue airline tickets in an opportunity drawing.
Tickets will cost $10 each, or six for $50. Proceeds go to non-profit Partners of Parks.3
A number of other prizes, including a stay at the Courtyard Marriott, meals at various local restaurants and passes for the Aquarium of the Pacific, will also be in a separate opportunity drawing.
Schipske explained that to get a chance for the other prizes, participants will need to visit 50 community organization booths and have a “Passport” stamped at each booth.
A second drawing will be held for everyone who visited
at least 25 of the organizations’ booths.
“Once you have visited at least 25 booths you are eligible for an opportunity ticket that will be dropped in a box. Participants who visit 50 booths get two tickets; All completed Good Neighbor Passport Cards must be turned in by 3 p.m. at the Festival.
"Winners must be present and will be announced by 3:30 pm,” Schipske said.
“We started this event seven years ago to celebrate the wonderful people and organizations that make the 5th Council District a ‘Good Neighborhood’,” Schipske recalled.
“This year is bigger and better with the Aquarium on Wheels, local music favorites Elm Street Band and Flyer; Long Beach fire and police associations will be providing hot dogs; shaved ice will be provided the Port of Long Beach, and water and snacks will be given out by Long Beach Lifeguards," Schipske said.
The event is intended to be family friends, with pie and watermelon eating contests and games; community organizations will have booths to provide information on resources and education for residents.
The Good Neighbor Festival is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 Studebaker Road (between Spring Street and Willow Street).