Posted on Jan 22, 2022
ACNB Bank is committed to the communities in which we live, work and play. Below is a wrap-up of our community pride for the year 2021.
(photo above) In 2021, our team enjoyed visiting with customers and other local residents at many Bank-sponsored community events held throughout the Bank’s footprint. As just one example, staff members promoted products and services onsite at the New Oxford Harvest Festival in October. These staff members included from left to right: New Oxford Community Banking Associate Jodie Ault, New Oxford Community Banking Specialist Zachary Trayer (aka Buckley), Community Banking Administration Specialist Kaitlyn Colen, and New Oxford Community Banking Manager Angela Boswell.
At the Heart of Community Life...
For 165 years, ACNB Bank has remained at the heart of community life in our business footprint, supporting those community organizations and programs that make the markets we serve desirable places to live and work. At the start of the pandemic, we launched ACNB Helping Hands to reinforce the Bank’s ongoing commitment to community and demonstrate how much we care in a tangible way during these challenging times.
Throughout 2021, staff members embraced a variety of Helping Hands and other initiatives that are highlighted in this issue of Community Pride. Many of these activities also benefitted ACNB Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program.
Casual for a Cause Results
Our team raised a total of $4,070 by participating in four Casual for a Cause activities in 2021, including:
- February 12 to benefit the American Heart Association and the Bank’s 2021 Heart Walk team. $705.
- June 18 to benefit local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of The Longest Day. $940.
- September 3 to benefit a number of local community organizations that help meet the food insecurity needs of families in our local markets. $1,015.
- November 10 to benefit Wreaths Across America and honor our Veterans at local cemeteries. $1,410.
ACNB Bank Celebrates National Volunteer Week
As a community bank, we believe in giving back and volunteering in our shared communities. Our team takes great pride in serving as dedicated volunteers and leaders with many charitable, civic, educational and professional/business organizations in our market areas. For this reason, we were proud to highlight this volunteer spirit on the Bank’s three websites in April during National Volunteer Week. In the ACNB, FCB and NWSB articles, we shared what volunteerism means to 14 staff members serving in volunteer leadership roles.
FVP/Trust Services Manager Karen Arthur serves as a Trustee with the Adams County Library System and was one of the staff members featured during National Volunteer Week.
Nathan Lightner Receives Volunteer of the Year Award
ACNB Bank presented the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award to Nathan Lightner, VP/Senior Commercial Loan Officer, in recognition of his volunteer leadership and service with a number of local community organizations, contributing a total of 350 hours of his time in 2020. Nathan selected the Four Chaplains Memorial of York County and New Birth of Freedom Council of Boy Scouts of America to receive a donation of $500 each from the Bank in his honor.
VP/Senior Commercial Loan Officer Nathan Lightner.
Summer brings the delights of Scoop-a-Palooza...
ACNB Bank once again served as the Grand Sponsor for Scoop-a-Palooza in Franklin County during National Ice Cream Month in July. Scoop-a-Palooza is a fundraising event that benefits the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.
TEAM ACNB had a tent onsite at the kickoff event held in downtown Chambersburg. AVP/Chambersburg Community Banking Manager Dani Barto provided the welcome remarks on behalf of the Bank and VP/Trust Officer and Foundation Board Member Dan Baer served as the 2021 Human Sundae.
Throughout the month, families enjoyed visiting the many ice cream shops along the trail route and voting for their favorite ice cream flavors.
VP/Trust Officer Dan Baer served as the 2021 Human Sundae.
Customers and Staff Support Annual School Supply Drives
The Bank across all markets partnered with United Way of Adams County, United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County/Project Share, United Way of Franklin County, United Way of Frederick County, United Way of York County and The Shepherd’s Staff in Carroll County by hosting a Back to School Supply Drive in July and early August to benefit families in need within our local communities. The community banking offices with lobbies that were open at that time collected 2,639 items including backpacks, notebooks, pocket folders, crayon packs and more. The Bank also collected $205 in cash and gift cards.
Departmental staff members based at the Operations Center contributed an additional 212 school supplies for a grand total of 2,851 items. In 2020, ACNB Bank collected a total of 766 items.
Community Food Drives Benefit Local Residents
The Bank hosted four food drives during the fall season in support of ACNB Helping Hands. In total, the Bank collected 2,765 pounds of nonperishable food items and cleaning supplies. The drives benefitted the following community organizations and special initiatives in our local market areas:
- Adams County, PA: United Way of Adams County Bag the Bounty Food Drive. This community-wide effort benefitted 19 food programs in Adams County and Hanover. A total of 12 offices in Adams County and Hanover with lobbies open at that time, as well as the Operations Center, collected 2,215 pounds.
- Cumberland County, PA: Big Spring Area Food Bank. The Newville Office collected 175 pounds.
- Franklin County, PA: SCCAP Franklin County Food Pantry. The Chambersburg Office collected 75 pounds.
At the Newville Office, Community Banking Specialist Holly Bonner, Community Banking Associate Lisa Keebaugh and Community Banking Associate Sue Berkebile.
American Heart Association 2021 Heart Walk
The 2021 Adams Mason Dixon Heart Walk Digital Experience was a tremendous success with a team of 17 staff members and friends of the Bank participating from throughout the Bank’s footprint. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants once again set their own goals and walked on their own time throughout the month of September.
ACNB Bank raised $2,715 for the American Heart Association as a result of individual participant fundraising and the Casual for a Cause activity held in February. The Bank served as a sponsor of this popular annual event and EVP/Chief Community Banking Officer Tom Stone served as the Executive Leader.
Our top walkers included VP/Compliance and CRA Officer Cara Lynn Clabaugh with a total of 110 miles and Newville Community Banking Specialist Holly Bonner with 103 miles.
Newville Community Banking Specialist Holly Bonner enjoyed raising money for the American Heart Association while getting plenty of exercise.
Community Parades Return in 2021!
Staff members were excited to be able to participate in five community parades in 2021. They waved and smiled at customers and local residents and gave out candy and glow sticks to hundreds of children.
Holiday Season Helping Hands Initiatives
Community Banking - Deck the Doors Holiday Competition
ACNB Bank hosted the second annual Deck the Doors holiday competition with each community banking office competing for the most festively decorated door on Facebook. ACNB Bank contributed $500 to the community organizations selected by the winning offices. These organizations included the Adams County Office of Aging, Children’s Aid Society, New Windsor Fire and Hose Company, and Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc.
Holiday Family Outreach and Toys for Tots - Toy Collection
ACNB Bank supported Holiday Family Outreach by collecting new, unwrapped toys and other useful items to benefit families and the elderly in the local area. The Adams County offices with lobbies collected 212 items and the Operations Center team provided an additional 50 items, bringing the grand total to 262. ACNB Bank’s South York Plaza Office collected 40 new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots this holiday season.
Salvation Army - Red Kettle Campaign
Members of TEAM ACNB served as bell ringers for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign at the Walmart in Gettysburg. The funds collected directly benefit residents in need within Adams County. Our bell ringers included FVP/Trust Services Manager Karen Arthur, VP/Wealth Advisor Sarah Brechbuehl, AVP/Community Banking Manager Sheila Fleischer, FVP/Technology Services Manager Scott Hartlaub (and wife Jen), Trust Investment Services Assistant Judy Mayer, VP/Corporate Relations Officer Lauren Muzzy and SVP/Regional Commercial Lending Manager Gary Rappoldt.