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August 3, 2007

New York Has $8 Billion in Unclaimed Funds; Is Some of it Yours?

Find Out at Events Across the State

New Yorkers can find out if they are owed some of the State’s $8 billion in unclaimed funds at events across the state in August, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.

“We want to return unclaimed funds to their rightful owners,” DiNapoli said. “The money belongs to New Yorkers. We want to give it back.”

Representatives from DiNapoli’s office will be on site at the events listed below to help New Yorkers determine if they are owed money. New Yorkers and others may also check for unclaimed funds on-line at or by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-221-9311.

Date Event Location County
Western NY
Aug. 7  West Seneca Senior Center  4620 Seneca Street, Buffalo  Erie 
Aug. 8-19  Erie County Fair  Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg,  Erie
Aug. 11-18  Wyoming County Fair  Wyoming County Fairgrounds, Pike  Wyoming
Aug. 13-18  Wayne County Fair  W. Jackson Street, Palmyra  Wayne
Central NY      
Aug. 3-5  Spiediefest Balloon Rally  Otsiningo Park, Binghamton  Broome
Aug. 7-9  Empire Farm Days  Rodman Lott & Son Farm, Seneca Falls  Seneca 
Aug. 23- Sep. 3  NYS State Fair  NYS State Fairgrounds, Syracuse  Onondaga 
Eastern NY
Aug. 3-5  Native American Heritage Festival  Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain  Orange
Aug. 4  African American Family Day  Empire Plaza, Albany  Albany
Aug. 8-12  Franklin County Fair  606 East Main St., U.S. Route 11, Malone Franklin 
Aug. 20-26 Washington County Fair  Rt. 29, Greenwich Washington
Aug. 21-26  Dutchess County Fair  Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck  Dutchess 
Aug. 28- Sep. 3  Fonda Fair  Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda  Montgomery 
Aug. 29- Sep. 3 Columbia County Fair  Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham  Columbia 
Aug. 29- Sep. 3 Schaghticoke Fair  69 Stillwater Bridge Road, Schaghticoke  Rensselaer
Long Island
Aug. 10-12  Metro Balloon Festival  Calabro Airport, Shirley  Suffolk 
Aug. 23 Sunken meadows August Picnic  Sunken Meadows State Park, Long Island  Suffolk 


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