The First National Bank held its annual hometown support breakfast on May 31 in the conference room of the bank’s main office in Vandalia.
More than 25 local not-for-profits, youth-related groups and charitable organizations received donations.
FNB President and CEO Mike Radliff thanked each for their dedication and noted that the needs are growing in the area.
Each representative was given an opportunity to share his or her group’s story.
Groups represented at the breakfast included: Vandalia Caring and Sharing; Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95; Friends and Family Fayette County Hospital; Fayette County Extension Foundation; Fayette County Habitat for Humanity; Vandalia HCE; Vandalia Lions Club; Evans Public Library; SAFE; Vandalia Senior Citizens; Summer Lunches for Kids; Vandalia Historical Inc.; Family YMCA of Fayette County; Lighthouse Pregnancy Center; Second Chance Animal Rescue; Vandalia Rotary; Soroptimist International of Vandalia; Kaskaskia College KICK program; Vandalia FFA; Vandalia Beautification Committee; Fayette County Cancer Fund; Backpack 2 School; Ramsey Caring and Sharing; Ramsey American Legion Post #460; Ramsey American Legion Unit #460; St. Joseph’s Food Pantry and Clothes Closet; and Cleaner, Better Ramsey.
Additional organizations received donations, but were unable to send a representative to the event.
John Goldsmith, FNB marketing director, said that the check presentations during the breakfast totaled $6,125. FNB has locations in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville.