Students learn the importance of
Contest part of a larger financial literacy program
First National Community Bank (FNCB), the largest community bank in
Northeastern Pennsylvania, introduced a piggy bank decorating contest to area
schools as a creative way to teach children to save. The contest is open to area
students grades second thru fifth and offers one $25 prize to one winner at each
of the 21 conveniently located FNCB branches and one $200 "Best In Show" overall
winner. Entries will be accepted through October 26, with entry forms and full
contest details available at any branch or on www.fncb.com.
Winners will be selected November 2, 2012.
This youth initiative is part of a larger financial literacy program aimed at
educating students on the importance of using money wisely and responsibly.
Since last year's inception, FNCB volunteers have offered "Teach Children To
Save" financial education lessons to more than 1500 students at 35 schools
throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Monroe counties.
"Our volunteers are a terrific group of branch managers, assistant managers,
and customer service reps who combine real life and classroom learning with
hands-on scenarios that teach the basic principles of using money wisely," said
VP/Regional Manager Midge MacArthur. "We share life experiences and general
banking knowledge to motivate students to become lifelong savers, to use credit
wisely and we try to encourage them to always do well in school."
Also part of the youth savings initiative is FNCB's Simply Smart Program,
which rewards students with $1 for every A on their report card. For more
information or to book a school visit, contact Mike Cummings at 570-558-6722 or
Founded in 1910, FNCB supports its mission: Simply a better bank(tm) with an
endless commitment to the communities we serve. With 21 branches throughout
Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne counties, FNCB is the largest community
bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania leading the way in personal, small business
and commercial banking solutions. For more information, visit www.fncb.com