First County Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Norwalk Oyster Festival

Stamford, Conn., September 6, 2018First County Bank is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the 41st Anniversary of the annual Norwalk Seaport Association’s Oyster Festival which will be open from Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk. The Bank has been a sponsor of the event since 2007.

First County Bank employees and senior management will be manning a tent at the entrance to the Oyster Festival. Attendees can stop by the tent to meet the team and pick up free giveaways.

The Oyster Festival offers three days of continuous family-friendly activities and entertainment. Entertainment headliners include: on Friday, September 7, Funky Dawgz with their R&B with brass sounds at 7 p.m. and headliner Deep Banana Blackout jazz-funk band at 9 p.m.; Steve Augeri, the former lead vocalist for Journey who will perform on Saturday, September 8 at 8 p.m.; Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band, a Jimmy Buffet style tribute band on Sunday, September 9 at 4 p.m.

Robert Granata, president and COO, First County Bank, Mike Reilly, Norwalk Seaport Association president and Oyster Festival chairman, along with Willard Miley, executive vice president, First County Bank. As the presenting sponsor, First County Bank presents their sponsorship check to the Norwalk Seaport Association for the 2018 Oyster Festival.

“We are thrilled to bring Steve Augeri, former lead vocalist of Journey, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, to this year’s Oyster Festival on Sept. 8. We would like to acknowledge that First County Bank is our presenting sponsor for the eighth year in a row,” says Mike Reilly, president of the Norwalk Oyster Festival.

“First County Bank is proud to support The Norwalk Oyster Festival as the presenting sponsor for this fun, family-oriented weekend of entertainment,” said Robert Granata, president and COO of First County Bank. “As a community bank, we are involved in our community and we see this as an opportunity to give back to the community and to support local nonprofit organizations. We hope to see everyone there enjoying the festivities!”

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 165 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.5 billion and is a 2016-2018 Women’s Choice Award winner. For additional information, please visit Become a fan by clicking “Like” on the bank’s Facebook page at Follow us on Twitter at, view and follow us on Instagram at, watch us on YouTube at or connect with First County Bank on LinkedIn at

About The Norwalk Seaport Association

The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, education and public awareness of Norwalk’s maritime environment and heritage. The Seaport Association and its volunteers are solely responsible for organizing and financing the Oyster Festival. In addition to the Oyster Festival, the Norwalk Seaport Association owns Sheffield Lighthouse and its volunteers maintain the lighthouse and grounds as a museum and nature preserve. The organization also offers harbor cruises, special events, maritime education programs and habitat restoration projects with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For more information, visit or call (203) 838-9444.

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