Many things go on in planning Harborfest that occur either outside of the “Thursday to Sunday” window or completely behind the scenes altogether. Two of those main things are made possible by title sponsorship from two local banks.
Alliance Bank, N.A., continued in 2012 to be the title sponsor of the “Kick-Off Gala” on Wednesday night July 25th. This is the event where almost all sponsors gather in a relaxing lakeside setting at Breitbeck Park to socialize and take a breath before the start of the four day festival. The catered event has a long tradition of being a place to meet the “who’s who” in the regional business and political world. This first class event would not be possible without the support of Jack Webb and all of the great people at Alliance Bank, N.A.
PathFinder Bank provides what may be one of the most needed sponsorships year in and year out at Harborfest. The annual summertime event plays host to hundreds of volunteers and PathFinder Bank supports this program as its title sponsor. You see all of those Volunteer T-Shirts almost everywhere you look during the four days of the festival and it is with the help of PathFinder Bank for this program to be as well rounded as it is. From Volunteer Coordinator Michael Petrilli to the hundreds of long time and brand new volunteers each year, The Volunteer Program would not be what it is without the support of PathFinder Bank.
Oswego Harbor Festivals, a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, could not put on Harborfest each summer without the support of the sponsors that make it possible. The 26th annual Harborfest in 2013 runs from Thursday July 25th to Sunday July 28th.