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AN INVITATION TO HELP CELEBRATE COMMUNITY’S 250TH ANNIVERSARY WITH YEAR-LONG PROMOTIONAL EVENTS
The Sanford 250th Celebration Committee is extending an invitation for local businesses to participate in two separate, year-long, community-wide promotional events to celebrate the city’s 250th anniversary.
A limited number of commemorative coins, stamped with the special Sanford 250th Anniversary logo, will be sold and distributed as gifts throughout 2018. In addition to being beautiful keepsakes, these coins will be accepted as “vouchers” for various 250th Anniversary promotions at participating businesses throughout the City.
Each participating business will offer a special discount or promotion as part of this program and will be given a 250 th logo poster to put in their window or on a counter to advertise their participation. The coin program will start on the city’s anniversary, February 27, 2018, and continue through December 31, 2018. Participating businesses will be listed and promoted as participants on the City & Chamber of Commerce websites throughout the year.
250th Anniversary banners are being commissioned that will hang on light posts in downtown Sanford and Springvale for the year.
Businesses are invited to sponsor one or more banners to show their support for the community. Each banner will feature the specially-created 250 th Anniversary logo and will include space for the name of a sponsoring business or organization. A very limited number of banner sponsorships is available (50) and participating organizations must sign up and provide their sponsorship fee by the banner deadline, February 15. The fee is $100 per banner, but organizations are encouraged to donate more if possible in order to support community events throughout the year to celebrate the anniversary.
Businesses interested in taking part of either of these unique opportunities to support Sanford’s 250th Anniversary celebration should contact Lorisa Ricketts at Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 207-608- 4176.
A full list of promotion guidelines and a sign-up sheet for business participants can be found here.
For members of the public who want more details on #SanfordMaine250 events, please visit the City of Sanford’s website (www.sanfordmaine.org) or its new facebook page, Welcome to Sanford, Maine.
Information on where to purchase commemorative coins and view the specials on offer will be available closer to the City’s anniversary, February 27 th.