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FSB donates to North Adams Reading Program

The First State Bank team is pleased to announce the donation of $200 to the North Adams Elementary Accelerated Reading Program. The contribution towards the program was made at North Adams Elementary School on Oct. 29.

The check was presented by Mike Pell, President and CEO of First State Bank and Bethany Pistole, Manager of the Winchester Banking Center to Jane Hughes, the Director of the Accelerated Reading Program, Principal Marla Young and Assistant Principal Deirdre Mills.

More than 500 area children participate in the program through the school year. Students read books and then take tests to pass each reading level. For each book they read, the students receive points. Points can then be redeemed at the North Adams School store. The contribution from First State Bank will be towards the purchase of items for the store.

“We are a locally owned community bank and supporting our local schools is very important to us,” said Mike Pell from First State Bank. “Reading is such an important part of learning and we are excited to contribute to such a great program for our local students,” said Pell.

First State Bank offers customers a full range of products including traditional, personal, commercial and agricultural loan and deposit solutions. Additionally, First State Bank customers have the option of convenient online and mobile banking. FSB Mobile App users also now have the option of mobile check deposit, so checks can be deposited anywhere, anytime.

Dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and high value products while enhancing

shareholder value, First State Bank has been a trusted and respected community institution since 1884. With locations in Adams, Brown, Highland and Fayette Counties, all banking center operations and management are locally controlled. To learn more about First State Bank, visit www.fsb4me.com.

Present as First State Bank presented a $200 check to the NAES A.R. Program on Oct. 29 were: Front row, from left, Ava Pistole, Layna Pistole, and Emma Pistole; Back row, from left, Assistant Principal Deirdre Mills, President/CEO Mike Pell, Principal Marla Young, Winchester Banking Center Manager, Bethany Pistole, and Jane Hughes, Director of Accelerated Reading Program.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_NA-Library-Donation.jpgPresent as First State Bank presented a $200 check to the NAES A.R. Program on Oct. 29 were: Front row, from left, Ava Pistole, Layna Pistole, and Emma Pistole; Back row, from left, Assistant Principal Deirdre Mills, President/CEO Mike Pell, Principal Marla Young, Winchester Banking Center Manager, Bethany Pistole, and Jane Hughes, Director of Accelerated Reading Program. Submitted photo
$200 goes to Accelerated Reading program

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