Fleet­wood Bank pre­sented Com­mu­nity Im­pact Award

Bank rec­og­nized for in­volve­ment in Shoe­mak­ersville com­mu­nity

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - LOCAL NEWS - From Fleet­wood Bank

The Penn­syl­va­nia As­so­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­nity Banks holds banks that go above and be­yond to ‘grow their com­mu­nity’ in the high­est stand­ing. They rec­og­nize those banks whose in­volve­ment in their towns ex­ceeds nor­mal busi­ness prac­tice. The “Grow Your Com­mu­nity Award” pro­gram was es­tab­lished to honor those who strive to im­pact their com­mu­nity in mean­ing­ful ways.

Fleet­wood Bank is ex­cited to be a re­cip­i­ent of the PACB “Grow Your Com­mu­nity – 2017 Com­mu­nity Im­pact Award”!

In De­cem­ber 2009, Fleet­wood Bank opened the doors to the Shoe­mak­ersville com­mu­nity, wel­com­ing ev­ery­one to the new of­fice and kick­ing off the hol­i­day sea­son with a tree light­ing event. This marked the start of a tra­di­tion. The event is held on the first Fri­day in De­cem­ber, and is a part­ner­ship with many lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers. Lo­cal busi­nesses do­nate a bounty of food items; a lo­cal land­scaper helps dec­o­rate and string the lights on the out­door ever­green, the Shoe­mak­ersville Re­cre­ation Board helps pro­mote the event and the Shoe­mak­ersville Fire Com­pany de­liv­ers Santa on a fire truck. In ad­di­tion to these com­mu­nity groups, the event has en­ter­tain­ment by lo­cal school groups and church choirs. Santa ar­rives and spends a few hours tak­ing pic­tures with chil­dren of all ages, and closes out the evening by help­ing to ‘light the Christ­mas tree’ as ev­ery­one gath­ers around singing “Oh Christ­mas Tree”.

The event has grown through­out the years, bring­ing dif­fer­ent mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and or­ga­ni­za­tions to­gether all for one rea­son – COM­MU­NITY. Be­ing the only re­main­ing com­mu­nity bank in Berks County, Fleet­wood Bank takes pride in be­ing able to con­tinue these tra­di­tions and strengthen the con­nec­tions with their cus­tomers and com­mu­ni­ties they serve.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Kris­ten Kintzer, Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer at kkintzer@fleet­wood­bank.com.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Fleet­wood Bank re­ceived the PACB Grow Your Com­mu­nity – 2017 Com­mu­nity Im­pact Award. Left to right are Nick DiFrancesco, PACB - Pres­i­dent/CEO; Hope Pear­son, Fleet­wood Bank – VP Re­tail; Theresa Woznicki, Fleet­wood Bank – Re­tail Branch Sales Man­ager.

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