By Queens Courier Staff |

Allstate Agency wins gold level award
The Shifa Khan Insurance Agency has been recognized by Allstate Insurance Company for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitability in 2007. Located in Middle Village, the Shifa Khan Insurance Agency is now one of the top Allstate agencies in the nation in auto, property and commercial insurance and financial service sales.
Because of this, the Shifa Khan Insurance Agency has achieved the distinctive Allstate Regional Champion Gold Level award. The Regional Champion Gold Level is Allstate’s symbol of outstanding achievement.
“It’s a tremendous honor to earn Regional Champion Gold Level,” explains Khan, of Allstate. “My agency’s commitment is to serve customers and we’re pleased that the company has acknowledged our efforts.”
The Shifa Khan Insurance Agency is located at 82-20A Eliot Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379.

Polo event for Ronald McDonald House
On Saturday, September 13, at 2:30 p.m. some of the region’s greatest equestrian athletes will compete in an exciting Polo match at the Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury to support the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
In addition, there will be a car raffle that will send one lucky winner home with a two-year lease to a Range Rover Sport vehicle, courtesy of Long Island Land Rover Centres!
During the day, spectators will enjoy the thrill of the “Game of Kings,” in the midst of a lovely setting that includes an array of activities for children and adults. Bring your appetite, as you will enjoy an authentic Argentine “Asado” barbecue, donated by Caf/ Buenos Aires of Long Island.
Other highlights include a hat-judging contest, musical entertainment, traditional divot stomp, jumping exhibition and pony rides for the youngsters. Sponsors of the event are Caf/ Buenos Aires of Long Island, Newsday, Citizens Bank, Horse Ability, Long Island Land Rover Centres, Long Island Pulse Magazine, Rockwell Global Capital and the Roslyn Savings Foundation.
Tickets to the event are $150 for adults; $50 each for children ages thirteen to twenty, and free of charge to children twelve and under. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Raffle tickets may be purchased by cash or check and are $25 each or five for $100. For additional information or to purchase your tickets, you may call Jeanne Ellis at 718-343-5683, Ext.140 or visit the website at

Maspeth Federal Savings announces annual Fun Run
The annual 5-mile Fun Run sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings and the 104th Precinct will be held on Sunday, September 14, rain or shine.
The Youth Dash starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by the 5 mile run and walk at 10 a.m. Hundreds of race participants either run or walk each year. If you are interested in participating in one of the events, stop in for a registration form at Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-05 69th Street, Maspeth, NY 11378 or call 718-651-7888. A percentage from the registration fee will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.