For Immediate Release
Local, Community Banks Work Together on Enhancing Honesdale Pool Restoration Project
Honesdale, PA – Lew Critelli of Wayne Bank, Bill Schweighofer of The Honesdale National Bank and Gary Beilman of The Dime Bank, Presidents and Chief Executive Officers, of their respective financial institutions, combined their resources to make a significant financial contribution to The Borough of Honesdale for the swimming pool restoration project. Representing the Borough of Honesdale was F. J. Monahan, Jr., Borough Council President of Honesdale; Michael Slish, Parks and Recreation Committee Chair; and Scott J. Smith, Finance Committee Chair. Each bank donated $2500 for the project. According to Lew Critelli, “The pool restoration project is a great example of the community spirit of Honesdale. In addition to the three local community banks supporting the effort with a $7,500.00 contribution, many organizations and members of the community, including individuals, contributed to the success of the pool opening on June 18th.” The banks’ donations helped to defray the cost of the plumbing and electrical supplies for the pool, as well as, providing funds for other items that were purchased for the restoration of the pool complex such as new steel entry doors, upgrades to the “kiddy” pool, concrete repairs to the bath house, a new lawnmower, railings, and carpeting were all items that were either replaced or repaired at the pool complex. Bill Schweighofer said, “Honesdale is a great place to live, work and play; and HNB is pleased to support the efforts of the Borough’s Parks and Recreational project to make the swimming pool complex a great place for families and friends to enjoy.” Gary Beilman of The Dime Bank noted, “Community is what we all believe in, and Honesdale is the heart of where we live and work. We are proud to support a project that exemplifies the community spirit of Honesdale and to help provide a safe and quality amenity for everyone to enjoy.”
PHOTO CAPTION: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Representing the Borough of Honesdale receipt of a $7500 check from the three Honesdale based Community Banks and holding the check is: F. J. Monahan, Jr., Borough Council President of Honesdale; Michael Slish, Parks and Recreation Committee Chair; and Scott J. Smith, Finance Committee Chair. Back Row, from left to right: Bill Schweighofer, President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank; Lew Critelli, President and CEO of Wayne Bank, and Gary Beilman, President and CEO of The Dime Bank.
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