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At Old Plank Trail Community Bank, we love to participate in local celebrations, parades and other special events. We are proud to support and sponsor many local charitable and service organizations, and we also love to host events for our customers and our communities!
Pant for the Pantry 5k a success again!
“Congratulations to Old Plank Trail Community Bank for raising more than $50,000 for its local food pantry over the past five years with the bank's Pant for the Pantry 5k! This year's race brought more than 330 runners and collected hundreds of pounds of food donations. Great work Old Plank staff; you're exemplifying community banking at its best!”
2015 Winter Game Events
Our Junior Savers Club hosted its winter game events during January on various dates and bank locations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All events had a fun game for children to play and prizes to win. We would like to give a special thanks to everyone who came out to support the events!
2014 Family Fun Days
Thank you to everyone who came out and made our 2014 annual Family Fun Days a success! During the months of June, July, August, and September, Old Plank Trail Community Bank hosted Family Fun Days at 10 of our locations. All of the events included free face painting, food, treats, games, and prizes. Some lucky events even had free hot dogs, visits from local fire and police departments, on-site radio broadcasts, and reptile shows! Although every event was different, our mission remained the same. That mission was to treat each community we serve with an afternoon of free and family-friendly fun as our way of saying, "Thanks!" For dates and more information, please click here.
We were proud to be a part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on Friday, July 11th, 2014. In addition to our bank’s Relay team, we also chaired the Entertainment Committee, and hosted bank night. It was a successful Relay and we were happy to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society!
From 6/2 through 8/28, every Thursday the Village of Shorewood has hosted family friendly movies and musical acts in the Village’s Towne Center Park. Shorewood Bank & Trust was present and participated in every event this year by serving snow cones and popcorn to the community. We are happy to be a part of something so great!
Come join us as we support our communities! As a bank, we have participated in the following parades: Plainfield Irish Parade, Lansing Good Neighbor Parade, New Lenox Loyalty Day Parade, South Holland Memorial Day Parade, Crete Memorial Day Parade, Orland Days Parade, Mokena’s 4th of July Parade, Steger’s Village Parade, Shorewood’s Crossroad’s Parade, Frankfort’s Fall Fest Parade, and Crete’s Country Christmas Parade
Big Amazing Race 2014
On Friday, July 25th, 2014, the bank participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties’ Big Amazing Race, a fundraising event patterned after the hit CBS Show, 'The Amazing Race.' The bank volunteered at the registration table, donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters, and even had a team of four to complete the mental and physical challenges at locations throughout downtown Joliet. The event was great fun and for a great cause, we are happy to continue our support for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Donation to the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association
Old Plank Trail Community Bank believes in servicing the needs of the community beyond simply providing banking solutions. With this mission in mind, Paul Slade, Chairman & CEO, and Andrea Rudolph, New Lenox Facility Manager, recently presented the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association with a $1,000.00 check. The check was accepted by Keith Wallace, Executive Director and Abby Billips, Superintendent of Recreation for the Association’s Scholarship program. Funded through donations, The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association’s Scholarship program provides financial assistance for low to moderate income residents, allowing them to participate in life-enhancing recreation and therapeutic programs.
Moraine Valley Community College 2014 Philanthropy Award Winner
Old Plank Trail Community Bank was recently selected as the winner of the 2014 Philanthropy Award by Moraine Valley Community College. The bank was awarded the recognition for its dedication to reinvesting in the communities it serves. Old Plank Trail Community Bank provides financial literacy outreach and its employees volunteer with local organizations such as PLOWS Council on Aging, Crisis Center for South Suburbia and P.A.D.S. The bank also makes monetary and material donations and sponsors local events and organizations.
Donation to the Peace Community Church
Old Plank Trail Community Bank believes in servicing the needs of the community beyond simply providing banking solutions. With that mission in mind, the bank donated a check in the amount of $500.00 to the Peace Community Church to help fund its Angels of Hope Ministry program. Angels of Hope Ministry offers financial and spiritual guidance and assistance to women and children of imprisoned husbands and fathers. The donated funds will be used to assist local families who have fathers or husbands who are currently incarcerated during the Holiday season. Old Plank Trail Community Bank is proud to support Peace Community Church and other organizations in the Frankfort Community.
Donation to St. Jude Catholic Church
Old Plank Trail Community Bank believes in servicing the needs of the community beyond simply providing banking solutions. With this mission in mind, Mary Ann Murphy, Senior Vice President, and Andrea Rudolph, New Lenox Facility Manager, recently presented the St. Jude Catholic Church Giving Tree Program with a $500.00 check. The check was accepted by Fr. Don Lewandowski, Pastor of St. Jude Catholic Church, along with the Giving Tree program coordinators Tami Slykas, Verona Sawyer, and Sue Yaeger.
The Giving Tree program was created at the Church over 20 years ago to help families in need during the holiday season. This outreach assists over 100 underprivileged children in the New Lenox, Manhattan, and Joliet areas through the guidance of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties; New Lenox Township Food Pantry; Morningstar Missions, and Guardian Angel Community Services.
Donation to Aunt Martha's Youth Services Center
Old Plank Trail Community Bank believes in community outreach on a variety of levels and recognizing the various needs within the community. With this mission in mind, Robyn Pinkowski and Lori Venske of Old Plank Trail Community Bank presented Aunt Martha’s Youth Services Center with a $500.00 check. The check was accepted by Harry Wells and Tiffany Evans of Aunt Martha’s.
Aunt Martha’s assists at risk children who are in low to moderate income level residences in the south and southwestern suburbs as well as local foster care homes. Aunt Martha’s offers 17 community health centers which are closely integrated with each of their 10 operating divisions, that collaborate with units of local government, community, and faith-based organizations to develop and preserve programs and services which provide housing and shelter assistance, offer access to basic necessities, conduct community outreach, education, and risk reduction campaigns.
Old Plank Trail Community Bank’s generous donation helped purchase winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and toys for Aunt Martha’s annual Holiday Gift Express which offers support to over 900 children involved in one or more of Aunt Martha’s residential homes and/or programs; all of which are living at or below the poverty level.