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April 9, 2012

PathFinder Bank Sponsors Historic Experience

The H. Lee White Marine Museum Executive Director Mercedes Niess and Titanic Historical Society Chaplain and "A Titanic Affair" Committee Member George DeMass are pictured with PathFinder Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Ron Tascarella (center). PathFinder Bank is one the sponsors of the marine museum's upcoming event "A Titanic Affair." For details, contact the museum office at 315-342-0480.

OSWEGO - The H. Lee White Marine Museum presents their signature gala, "A Titanic Affair" at the American Foundry on Saturday, April 14. PathFinder Bank is one of the event's valued sponsors.

"PathFinder Bank has served our community since 1859 and appreciates how history connects us even today," stated Mercedes Niess, executive director of the H. Lee White Marine Museum. "We are pleased to have their support of this once-in-a-lifetime event."

PathFinder Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Ron Tascarella agreed, "History is such an important part of our future and we are proud to support the H. Lee White Marine Museum in bringing this historic experience to our community."

In addition to PathFinder Bank, other sponsors for the evening are Alliance Bank, The Palladium-Times, Oswego Printing, Port of Oswego Authority, Fulton Savings Bank and WRVO.

The highlight of the evening will be the re-creation of the eight-course, first-class meal served aboard the Titanic by the American Foundry's well-known chef, Emil Nymander.

Guests will also enjoy ballroom dancing and interactive costumed actors from SUNY Oswego and the community. Under the direction of Jonel Langenfeld Rial, professor of theater at SUNY Oswego, the performers will immerse the audience in the history of the period. Throughout the evening, music will include harpist Marcella Slatter and bandleader Don Goodness with the seven-piece Do Good Swing Band.

Other activities include a silent auction featuring an assortment of elegant prizes as well as a commemoration ceremony presented by George DeMass, chaplain to the Titanic Historical Society.

"A Titanic Affair" is part of the marine museum's year-long recognition of this historic disaster. An expanded exhibit "Titanic: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary" will open in July and a fall screening of the 1958 movie "A Night to Remember" will take place. To learn more about upcoming events, contact the marine museum by phone at 315-342-0480, or online at www.hleewhitemuseum.com or on Facebook.

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