SPONSOR UPDATE June 26, 2020 -
As a past or prospective sponsor of Watertown's community celebration, you may have noticed you did not receive our annual sponsor solicitation this spring. Given the uncertain and ever-changing situation with COVID-19, we were unsure how much, if any, of our festival could be saved for 2020. We also wanted to be mindful of the significant financial uncertainty facing so many of our sponsors.
We are now pleased to announce that while a few of our events have needed to be cancelled, some have gone virtual, and a few are still on hold - we can confirm with certainty that the bands will play and we will be able to gather legally while maintaining compliance with current MDH guidance. Hollywood Sports Complex has graciously agreed to host Rails to Trails Relocated at their South Ballfield on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. This open air environment will allow plenty of space for attendees to spread out and enjoy live music, Watertown Lions food and beverages, and more - coming together by the day. We are excited for our music line up featuring JustUs Band, Slip Twister, Young Funks, and Daisy Dillman Band! This will be an all ages event and we will not be charging a cover - rather we will be accepting a freewill donation to defray costs.
With this in mind, we ask for your continued financial support if you are able, in any amount. Sponsors will be recognized in signage at the event as well as on social media. Each band will also be announcing all sponsors from the stage.
Deadline for sponsorship commitments is Monday, July 13th when the Golden Spike Contest kicks off! If you have any questions or wish to discuss specifics in more detail, please feel free to call or email me directly. I will be sending another update with our full schedule next week as details are finalized.
We greatly appreciate your continued support!
Rails to Trails Festival Chair
Watertown Lions Club