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With the 16th annual Pride in Port parade down main street, the Annual Schreiber High School Homecoming Football Game, and the Blue and White Dinner-Dance at the Polish American Hall, Saturday, Oct. 16 is a day for Port residents to experience their town, its people and what makes it such a great place to live and work.

The culmination of this day of pride in our town is the 16th annual Blue and White Dinner Dance held at the Polish American Hall at 5 Pulaski Place. It features the "Great Taste of Port", a presentation of dishes and delicacies provided by many of the over100 purveyors of ready-to-eat food available right here in Port Washington. Entertainment is by the great group "Juke Box Saturday Night" and there will be a big raffle to benefit the Schreiber High School Scholarship Fund. It promises to be a fabulous evening. Port Washington, dubbed by many as the Food Capitol of Long Island, is well known for its diversity of cuisine and the Pride in Port Dinner attempts to provide a taste by offering every commercial food establishment in town the opportunity to present a dish, tray, or specialty for consumption at the affair. Serving a two-fold purpose, this concept offers attendees the opportunity to sample varied cuisine and purveyors the opportunity to attract new customers. Supporting the community in this manner is an inexpensive form of advertising, makes for a great affair and is well appreciated by organizations and residents. It behooves us all to "Try Port First" for goods and services, particularly at holiday time which is fast approaching.

This year's main course will be presented by Finn MacCool. With a menu conjured up by Manager Catherine O'Neill guests will experience cuisine from one of Port's prominent restaurants. Each year we will feature a different purveyor demonstrating their Pride In Port. Other participants so far are Bagel Time, Bayview Deli, Gum How Chinese Restaurant, Salvatore's Coal Oven Pizza, St. Honore, Over 100 of Port's food establishments have been contacted and we expect many more of them to come forward to satisfy the taste buds of hungry guests. Entertainment is provided by "Juke Box Saturday Night", great musicians and entertainers who keep the "joint" rockin all evening. An equal attraction is the people you'll meet and whose company you'll enjoy at this popular community event. At $25 per person for dinner and dancing (cash bar) it truly is a bargain for the best show in town with plenty of parking. Where else will you find all this varied delicious cuisine under one roof along with great entertainment and the company of friends and neighbors?

For tickets, reservations and or information call Debbie or Bill at 883-0200, or Barbara at 883-6693. You can also buy tickets at Carnel's Printing at 22 Main Street, All Port Travel, 109 Manorhaven Blvd. and Shish Kebab Restaurant, Lower Main Street. Barbara Faticone is also walking around with a pocket-full of tickets. Reservations for tables of 10 or 12 are accepted. Tickets for the Dinner Dance are $25. per person (cash bar) and are now on sale. Don't miss out on this great time and pick up your tickets soon.

Dance co-chairs Debbie and Bill Solomon pose with last year's scrumptious and beautifull decorated cake baked especially for Pride in Port by St. Honore.

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