National Boatbuilding Challenge and 5K Bug Run road race

2021 Belfast Harbor Fest gains sponsorship

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 1:00pm

BELFAST — Belfast’s newest bank is the “Ship Owner” major sponsor of one of the city’s biggest and oldest continuous public events. First National Bank, located at Reny’s Plaza, and First National Wealth Management will sponsor the Maine bicentennial edition of Belfast Rotary Club’s Harbor Fest, to be held on the Belfast waterfront in mid-August. With its charitable gift of $4,000, the two First National entities will be sole sponsors of Harbor Fest’s National Boatbuilding Challenge and 5K “Bug Run” road race.

“It is our pleasure to support important community events such as Harbor Fest,” said Tony C. McKim, president and chief executive officer of First Bancorp, parent company of both First National Bank and First National Wealth Management, in a news release. “We look forward to being there in August and meeting Rotarians and members of our community. Thank you to Belfast Rotary Club for all the work you do for the Belfast Community.”

First National Wealth Management is a division of First National Bank, an independent community bank with 17 offices in Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot Counties. For more information about First National Bank or First National Wealth Management, call 1-800-564-3195 or visit

Belfast Rotary Club, founded in 1929, is one of the largest and most active clubs along the Midcoast. Its motto is “Service Above Self.” The club’s nearly 75 members provide more than $120,000 in charitable gifts each year, including support for seven local food pantries and food kitchens, more than $80,000 in scholarships to area high school students and holiday gifts to more than 150 children from low-income families. Belfast Harbor Fest is one of its largest fundraising efforts, which also include a charitable golf tournament, pancake breakfasts and auctions. Belfast Rotary meets every Wednesday at noon at the Shrine Club on Northport Avenue, in Belfast, and by Zoom.