First National Community Bank (FNCB), the largest
community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently donated $1,600 to support
the North Branch of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre. The donation
represents a sponsorship of the library’s “Raising the Roof” event and an
employee lemonade sale.
The lemonade sale, conducted at the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market on Public
Square, was an initiative developed through FNCB’s Professional Development
Program (PDP). The PDP is a year-long program focusing on developing leadership
skills and teamwork.
Participants in the program formed teams and designed projects aimed at meeting
specific needs in the local community. In addition to helping the library, FNCB
teams also developed projects for the Hazleton Animal Shelter, the Commission of
Economic Opportunity and Habitat for Humanity of Lackawanna County.
“The Osterhout Free Library provides an invaluable service to the residents of
Luzerne County. We are thrilled such a simple idea like the lemonade sale is
able to help the North Branch defray costs for improvements and maintenance at
the new library,” said Jennifer Jenner, Bank Card Relationship Manager and
Osterhout project member.
The support of the library also represents part of FNCB’s larger Community
Caring initiative. Through donations and an employee volunteer network, FNCB is
committed to helping the communities they serve.
FNCB Professional Development Team members present a $400 check to the Osterhout
Free Library. The money was raised through a lemonade sale at the Wilkes-Barre
Farmers’ Market. From left: Claire Krause, Back Mountain Assistant Manager; Amy
Campbell, Kingston Assistant Manager; Jennifer Jenner, Bank Relationship
Manager; Cheryl Day, Exeter Teller; Mike Kashnicki, Assistant Vice-President,
Joanne Austin, Osterhout North Branch Supervisor; and Chris Kelly, Osterhout
From left: FNCB Vice President/Marketing Judy LaCouture presents a $1,200 check
to Joanne Austin, Osterhout North Branch Supervisor; and Chris Kelly, Osterhout