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.