La Porte City’s Festival of Trails Celebration dates back to the 1980s, with the 29th annual event arriving soon, slated for June 19-20, 2015. The event has long been associated with the La Porte City Lions Club, who use the event as the primary source of revenue to fund the many projects they do on behalf of the community.
Planning for an event of the Celebration’s magnitude has become a nearly year-round effort, as organizers work to find activities and entertainment to promote the Festival’s appeal to a wide range of people. The need for volunteers to staff the various family-friendly activities is immense, particularly as membership in the Lions Club has waned in recent years.
In addition to a large number of dedicated volunteers, the Festival also requires tremendous financial support. The cost just to book bands for the Main Street stage on Friday and Saturday nights, along with producing one of the finest fireworks displays in the area easily amounts to several thousand dollars. So, as plans for the 2015 Festival of Trails begin to be finalized, organizers are encouraging supporters to become a “Friend of the Festival.”
Supporters who make a donation of less than $100 will become an official “Friend of the Festival” and have their name(s) listed on the Festival of Trails website.
In addition to the Friends sponsorship level, the Festival of Trails committee is pleased to announce new levels of recognition for supporters of the Celebration that range from $100 up to $5,000. Organizers are optimistic that the generosity of donors will help make the 2015 Festival of Trails a bigger and better celebration for all to enjoy.

 

2015 Festival of Trails Donor Recognition Levels
Individuals or businesses interested in any level of sponsorship, from Friend to Title sponsor, should contact Shawn Mehlert with the La Porte City Lions Club at 342-3121 or visit www.lpclions.com/events/fot for additional information and sponsorship form.

$100 – Bronze Sponsor
Listed on website sponsor page
Listed on back of schedule handout

$250 – Silver Sponsor
Listed on website sponsor page
Listed on back of schedule handout
Mention on social media
1x recognition via loudspeaker announcement during celebration

$500 – Gold Sponsor
Listed on website sponsor page
Listed on back of schedule handout
Mention on social media
2x recognition via loudspeaker announcement during celebration
Logo on banner
Logo on commemorative t-shirt
Name listed in newspaper thank you ad

$1,000 – Platinum Sponsor
Listed on website sponsor page
Listed on back of schedule handout
Mention on social media
4x recognition via loudspeaker announcement during celebration
Logo on banner
Logo on commemorative t-shirt
Name listed in newspaper thank you ad
Logo on event poster
Speaking opportunity on main stage

$2,500 – Presenting Sponsor
Listed on website sponsor page
Listed on back of schedule handout
Mention on social media
6x recognition via loudspeaker announcement during celebration
Logo on banner
Logo on commemorative t-shirt
Name listed in newspaper thank you ad
Logo on event poster
Speaking opportunity on main stage
Recognized as Presenting Sponsor on website
Recognition on schedule kiosks

$5,000 – Title Sponsor
Listed on website sponsor page
Listed on back of schedule handout
Mention on social media
8x recognition via loudspeaker announcement during celebration
Logo on banner
Logo on commemorative t-shirt
Name listed in newspaper thank you ad
Logo on event poster
Speaking opportunity on main stage
Recognized as Title Sponsor on website homepage
Recognition on schedule kiosks
Parade Grand Marshall
Event naming rights
Booth fee waived