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For Immediate Release

Wayne Bank Teaches Children to Save In Lackawanna County

Scranton, PA – As part of the Teach Children to Save program, employees from Wayne Bank recently presented financial management themed programs to elementary students from three Lackawanna County schools.

Wayne Bank’s Denise Kern and Beverly Wallace presented the program to 60 third graders from South Abington Elementary on May 3rd and 12 students in grades first through third at Abington Christian Academy on May 13th. Bob Morgan, from Congressman Cartwright’s office, joined the bankers for a special program presented to 130 second graders from Dunmore Elementary on May 17th.

Denise Kern, Wayne Bank’s Central Scranton Assistant Community Office Manager, and Beverly Wallace, West Scranton Community Office Manager, used engaging teaching methods including storytelling, money journaling, and interactive activities during the presentations to keep the children involved and entertained as they learned valuable financial lessons. Topics covered included the importance of keeping track of money, how to test bills with a counterfeit detector pen, and the differences between saving and spending.

“Wayne Bank is proud to participate in the Teach Children to Save Program,” stated Chris Casciano, Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator at Wayne Bank. “It is through programs like this that we can make a positive difference in the future financial capability of our children.”

Sponsored by the American Bankers Association, Teach Children to Save has been helping young people since its origination in 1997. Bankers across the country volunteer every year to teach children habits that will create a foundation for a lifetime of saving.

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 15 Community Offices in Wayne, Lackawanna, Pike and Monroe Counties with Commercial Lenders easily accessible within each of those counties. Norwood also recently announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire Delaware Bancshares, Inc., and its subsidiary, NBDC Bank of Walton, NY. Pending approval, the transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. NBDC operates twelve offices located throughout Delaware and Sullivan Counties, NY. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL.

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