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Jet Blue Tickets for 2

Jet Blue Tickets for Two - Grand Prize for
Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic

Those who attend the September 29th Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic have several opportunities to win two roundtrip Jet Blue airline tickets or a number of other prizes, today announced Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.

Schipske, who is the sponsor of the annual community event that usually draws more than a thousand residents to Good Neighbor Park, explained that all participants need to do is visit the more than 40 community organization booths at the Festival and get a card stamped at each booth.


"Once you have visited at least 16 booths you are eligible for an opportunity ticket that will be dropped in a box. Participants who visit 20 booths get two tickets; visiting 24 booths gets three tickets. All completed Good Neighbor Cards must be turned in by 2 p.m. at the Festival. Winners must be present and will be announced at 3 pm," said Schipske.


Good Neighbor Festival participants can also receive an opportunity ticket for prizes by submitting a photograph on line to The photo must show "What I Like Best About My Neighborhood." Photographs will be displayed at the Festival and the contest is sponsored by Sam's Club.


"We started this event 6 years ago to celebrate the wonderful people and organizations that make the 5th Council District a 'Good Neighborhood,'" reminded Schipske. "This year is bigger and better with music, food, games, fire and police equipment, a refrigerator container from the Port of Long Beach, watermelon eating, more than 40 community organization exhibits, great prizes and of course, our Good Neighbor Awardees." The awardees are adults, youth and organizations nominated by the community and Councilwoman Schipske for being "a good neighbor."


The Good Neighbor Festival is open to the public and begins at 10 am at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 Studebaker Road (between Spring Street and Willow Street).


JetBlue opportunity drawing is open to attendees 18 years old and older. Must be present to win.


...and don't forget... The Elm Street Band takes the stage at noon!
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"What I Like Best About My Neighborhood" Photo Contest


Long Beach residents of the Fifth District Council District are invited to get their cell phones and cameras ready to photograph what makes them love the neighborhood in which they live.


We want residents to capture in a photograph all the great things that make the 5th District a wonderful place to live and to work and to tell us what they like best about their neighborhood.


5th District residents can still email their photographs to Councilwoman Schipske at The photographs will be printed out and displayed at the 6th annual Good Neighbor Festival and Family Picnic. Photographs will be accepted through September 25th. Submissions should include the name, address and email of the resident as well as a brief description of the photograph.


Each resident sending a photograph will receive an "opportunity ticket" for a drawing to receive a gift basket sponsored by Sam's Club at the Long Beach Towne Center. One entry per person. 


Free Car Seat Safety Check


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Ensure your child is secure in his or her car seat by registering to have your car seat inspected.


A free car seat safety check will be part of this year's Good Neighbor Festival, but you must reserve your spot now! To make an appointment, contact Danny Luna at 562-933-9151 or


The car seat safety check is sponsored by Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Safety Belt Safe USA, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.