ConAgra, HAPO sponsor Follies events again

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston renewed its title sponsorship of the Columbia Cup hydroplane races for two more years.

And HAPO Community Credit Union also will continue sponsorship of the Over the River Air Show, the Tri-City Water Follies board announced Tuesday.

"In 2007, Lamb Weston's sponsorship of boat race weekend was essential to the continuation of the Water Follies, and Lamb Weston's continued sponsorship ... helped us to continue to grow the event as a popular regional, family friendly weekend," said Mike Denslow, 2010 Follies president.

HAPO's continued sponsorship of the air show will help expand the aerial presentation, said Calvin Dudney, the new Follies president.

Dave Sanford with Lamb Weston said sponsoring the event is part of a larger commitment to the Tri-Cities and the Columbia Basin.

Steve Anderson of HAPO said supporting Follies provides a variety of fun, family events that "we believe improve the quality of life in the communities we serve."