BELFAST — For the second year in a row, Belfast’s newest bank is a major sponsor of one of the city’s biggest and oldest continuous public events. First National Bank, located at Renys Plaza, and First National Wealth Management will sponsor Belfast Rotary Club’s 2022 Harbor Fest, to be held on the Belfast waterfront on August 19, 20 and 21.

With its gift of $1,000, First National will be sole sponsor of Harbor Fest’s 5K “Bug Run” road race and sponsor of a National Boatbuilding Challenge team.

“Once again, it is our pleasure to support this important Belfast and Midcoast community event,” said Tony C. McKim, president and chief executive officer of First National Bank, of which First National Wealth Management is a division. “We look forward to being part of Belfast Harbor Fest in August, meeting Rotarians, and supporting Rotary’s service projects that help so many people in our community.”

Presenting for First National Bank were First National Wealth Management’s Business Development Officer Niki Janczura, First National Bank’s Vice President and Business Development Officer Michelle Curtis, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer Ed Varney, the Belfast branch’s Vice President and Bank Manager Jennifer Boynton and the branch’s Michelle MacKay. Accepting for Belfast Rotary was Belfast Harbor Fest Sponsor Co-Coordinator Mickey Sirota.

First National Wealth Management is a division of First National Bank, an independent community bank with 18 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 www.thefirst.com.

Belfast Rotary Club, founded in 1925, is one of the oldest and most active clubs along the midcoast. Its motto is “Service Above Self.” The club’s 70 members provide more than $130,000 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, road races, pancake breakfasts and auctions. Belfast Rotary meets every Wednesday at noon at the Shrine Club on Northport Avenue in Belfast, and by Zoom.