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Town Talk 8-21-10

Last year the chamber raffled off a basket full of about $500 worth of good and services during the weekend of the World's Largest Garage Sale.

The chamber holds the raffle to obtain visitors' zip codes, to submit to Warren County for proof the event draws people from all over the nation. The list of zip codes helps justify the county's support of the sale through occupancy tax contributions, money that goes to help support the sale. The raffle is free of charge to entrants, but requires an address. The chamber does not share this information with others, we're told.

Last year, a seasonal camper here won the basket. The family was very grateful to the chamber and said they appreciated the gift certificates to restaurants, markets and bed and breakfasts. Apparently they also really liked the Adirondack picture frame, and Adirondack socks.

Businesses are asked to submit items and boost local commerce and help us make this an annual raffle. Be sure to attach your business card or rack card to be visible to participants. This is a great free advertising opportunity.

Talent sought for World's Largest Sale stage

Do you sing? Tell jokes or stories? Have a band? Would you like to perform Oct. 2 and 3 for the World's Largest Garage Sale? Submit a CD or tape to Sue at the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce. The audition committee will view all entries and let prospective performers know if they are chosen. Performers aren't paid, however artists are encouraged to offer their CDs, book and video tapes for sale, or put out a donation jar. Call Sue at the Warrensburg Chamber at 623-2161 or email info@warrensburgchamber.com. Demo CDs, video tapes, or DVDs can be sent to: Warrensburg Chamber, 3847 Main St., Warrensburg N.Y. 12885.

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