Greenville Bicentennial Begins Sponsorship Campaign

The Greenville Bicentennial Board will launch its sponsorship campaign this week. Although the Bicentennial celebration isn’t until 2015, funds are needed now to secure some of the featured performers and entertainment. Sponsorship brochures are being mailed to businesses and community members.

Six sponsorship levels, ranging from the Family Level at $200 to the Emerald Level at $10,200, offer unique benefits and advertising opportunities. All levels include commemorative window clings, gift certificates for Bicentennial merchandise, and the sponsor’s name on programs and the official website. Higher levels offer perks like use of the official Bicentennial logo, recognition on banners and t-shirts, promotion tents, and complimentary tickets to the closing gala.

“We had a top exclusive Platinum Level, but Bradford National Bank signed on to that right away when they saw what a great opportunity it is,” said John Coleman, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. “All our other levels are unlimited, and we’ve already gotten commitments from groups like the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis and Bond County Historical Society as well as several individuals.” Coleman added that he and Bicentennial members are ready to meet in person with any group or business to talk about events and sponsorships.

John Goldsmith, Bicentennial Board President, urged the community to become involved. “There will be ample opportunities for those of all ages to either sponsor or volunteer at one of the Bicentennial events. Our goal is to create memories that will be recalled fifty years from now.”

If you would like to receive a brochure or find out more information you can contact John Coleman at 593-5325. You can also visit their website at

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