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Bank of Lancaster Hosts First Graders from Chesapeake Academy


Bank of Lancaster was pleased to host the first grade class from Chesapeake Academy as a part of Governor Bob McDonnell’s “April is Financial Literacy Month” program for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Penny, the Bank’s mascot, greeted the class when it arrived:  (l to r)  Back row: Teacher Kelly Antonio, Penny, and Hazel Farmer, Senior Vice President, Bank of Lancaster; front row (l to r) Adair Stanley, Tavish Anderson-Leichty, Elizabeth Stanley, Jessica Less, Layla Johnson, Caroline Stinson, and Will Reger.

            Bank of Lancaster was proud to host Chesapeake Academy first graders as the Bank’s kick-off event for “Teach Children to Save Day.”  This national event, sponsored by both the American and Virginia Bankers Associations, walks hand in hand with the Bank’s commitment to financial literacy and with Governor Bob McDonnell’s proclamation declaring April as “Financial Literacy Month” for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

            The Chesapeake students, along with teacher Kelly Antonio, toured the Bank’s Main office, met mascot Penny, learned about the importance of saving, and concluded their bank day with a pizza lunch served in the Bank’s Board Room.

            Hazel Farmer, Senior Vice President and Consumer Education Director for the Bank, stated, “As community bankers, we are doing all we can to help young students understand the difference between wants and needs and the importance of saving.  Throughout the month of April we will be visiting in elementary schools from Colonial Beach to Lancaster, helping young people develop lifelong savings habits and helping them understand the important role banks play in their communities.  The ‘Teach Children to Save Day’ program is celebrating its 15th anniversary and has reached over 4 million young people.  We are very pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the ABA, the VBA, and our local educators to help students reach their potential and become productive adult citizens.”


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