Palomar Health has been named the gold-level sponsor of next month’s Poway Days celebration.
Event chairman Ted Dawson said the public health district is contributing money toward event expenses. The district owns and operates Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Poway (formerly Pomerado Hospital), Villa Pomerado and other related facilities in North County.
Poway Days begins Saturday, Sept. 9 with the 53rd annual Poway Days Parade starting at 9 a.m. along Poway Road. The parade, expected to draw about 100 entries and all five local high school marching bands, will be followed by the Community Day Festival at Community Park, running from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Other events in September include the inaugural SeptemberFest on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Community Park, the Rodeo Poker Ride, Hike & Bike on Sunday, Sept. 17 and the 45th annual Poway Rodeo on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.
Information on the parade, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps, can be found at powaydaysparade.org. Details regarding the Community Day Festival and SeptemberFest can be found at powaydays.com, while poker ride and rodeo details are at powayrodeo.com.
Dawson said several other businesses have stepped up to finance activities.
Walmart is contributing to be a bronze-level sponsor. Toyota of Poway is paying to sponsor the Garden Stage at the Community Day Festival, while Bertrand’s Music chipped in funds to sponsor a battle of the bands at the festival. Cornerstone Mortgage is sponsoring the “Fish Tank” competition. The event will feature youngsters in two age categories pitching their inventive ideas to a panel of savvy judges and investors.
Tax-deductible donations to help underwrite the costs of the Poway Days celebration can be sent to Poway Days, 12366 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064.