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Larissa Hays Named Newest Fritschle Award Winner

First Bank employee Larissa Hays was recently awarded the honorable Fritschle Award, which recognizes an exceptional employee who exemplifies our core values. As part of the award, First Bank donates $500 to the winner’s nonprofit beneficiary of their choice. Larissa chose to gift her dollars to the City of Carmi K-9 Fund.

The Carmi Police Department is currently in the process of retiring current K-9, Orest, who is suffering from health issues and it has been recommended Orest be retired. Local police are asking for the community’s help in replacing Orest.

Here is Al Fritschle (Chairman of the Board & CEO) and Larissa presenting the check to Chief of Police, Jason Carter.

Carter said if you are able to support the program in any way, all donations are appreciated. Donations can be made in any manner and checks should be made payable to the Carmi Police Department K-9 Fund. The donations can be dropped off at the police department at 108 North Main Cross Street, Carmi, IL 62821 or mailed.

First Bank 125th Anniversary Summer Tour Announced!

First Bank has been Making Great Things Happen for families, businesses and our communities for 125 years, and it’s time to celebrate!

To thank you for making First Bank your bank, please join us at one of our 125th Anniversary Summer Tour Stops!

At each tour stop, you will enjoy:

-Complimentary lunch from 11am-1pm
-Commemorative 125th First Bank Summer Tour t-shirts for the first 125 guests
-$125 cash giveaway to support a local nonprofit
-Games and prizes

June 15: Carmi
June 22: Poseyville
June 29: Grayville
July 13: Mt Vernon
July 20: Evansville Eagle Crest
July 27: Evansville Red Bank
August 3: Princeton
August 10: Mt Carmel

We look forward to seeing you on our Summer Tour!

June 15-Some of our Carmi crew at our first Summer Tour stop! It was a pleasure serving and visiting with our clients and friends!

June 22-Poseyville Branch Manager, Carol Collins, and Storm from 93.5 DUKE FM sounded great on the radio talking about our 125th anniversary.

June 29-It was a scorcher out, but we had a blast grilling up lunch for clients in Grayville and celebrating our 125th anniversary!

July 13-Free commemorative t-shirts, sweet treats, and lunch from Acropolis Restaurant & Catering made our 125th anniversary celebration so much fun at our Mt. Vernon branch!

July 20-Another fun Summer Tour stop took place at Eagle Crest! Lunch from Acropolis, delicious sweets, cornhole, and best of all… visiting with our clients and friends!

Golfing to Benefit Gibson County Habitat for Humanity

A big thank you to Oakland City University for manning the First Bank team at the annual golf outing to benefit Gibson County Habitat for Humanity! Couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better team! Thank you to Mikel Breeden, David Hose, Nick Virden and Joe Hinton! Another great Habitat fundraiser in the books!