A local bank has committed thousands of dollars in sponsorship money to some of York County's most popular events.

York Traditions Bank has partnered with the York Revolution, which began organizing community events last year.

The Revolution saved two events — York City's July 4 fireworks display and the Halloween Parade — in danger of folding without an organizer and adequate funding.

With the help of York Traditions Bank, the baseball team will continue to organize those events and several others, officials announced at a press conference Monday.

The Revolution has dubbed the venture "Eventive."

York Traditions Bank has committed $40,000 to the initiative each year for the next three years, said Suzanne Becker, the bank's marketing manager.

Mike Kochenour, the bank's president and CEO, said he has fond childhood memories of the Halloween Parade and the July 4 display.

As he grew older, Kochenour said, he realized that someone had to organize and fund those events.

"And if they didn't, something would be missing," he said.

Halloween parade: The 65th annual Halloween parade is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. The route will follow Market Street from Richland Avenue to Broad Street.

Entry forms and vendor permits are available at www.YorkHalloweenParade.com.

A new 5K run will start at 1 p.m. near Continental Square and follow the parade route.

Proceeds from the run will benefit the city's Angels of the Park program, which seeks sponsors to maintain city parks.


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— Reach Erin James at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.