First National Bank has signed on as a gold level sponsor of Greenville’s Bicentennial celebration in 2015. Ernie Chappel, FNB President, recently made the announcement at the bank’s hometown support breakfast. The gold level is a $5,200 commitment to the bicentennial.
Tom Strong, branch manager of FNB’s Greenville facility, said, “The First National Bank is honored to partner with the community as it celebrates its bicentennial in 2015. It’s an important accomplishment that few towns in our area can say they’ve achieved.” Strong pointed out the importance of honoring Greenville’s past achievements while also looking to its future possibilities.
First National Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the State of Illinois. It will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015.
John Goldsmith, Bicentennial board president said, “We’re thrilled to have FNB as a gold level supporter of our celebration. First National Bank takes pride in its community involvement. How ironic that the bank is observing its sesquicentennial while Greenville is celebrating its bicentennial!”
John Coleman, Bicentennial fundraising committee chair, added there are varying levels of sponsorship ranging from $200 to $10,200. Donors receive a variety of benefits such as gift certificates to the Bicentennial memorabilia store and inclusion on signs and/or banners.
Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring the Greenville Bicentennial celebration may contact Coleman at 593-5325 or Goldsmith at 664-9272. Plans call for a New Year’s Eve 2014 First Night observance, a two-day Labor Day 2015 celebration, and a New Year’s Eve 2015 gala to conclude the Bicentennial.