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First National Community Bank introduced a piggy bank decorating contest to area schools as a creative way to teach children to save. The contest is open to area students grades 2nd through 5th and offers one $25 prize to one winner at each of the 21 FNCB branches and one $200 Best In Show overall winner. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 26, with entry forms and full contest details available at any branch or on www.fncb.com. Winners will be selected Nov. 2.

This youth initiative is part of a larger financial literacy program aimed at educating students on the importance of using money wisely and responsibly. Since last year's inception, FNCB volunteers have offered Teach Children To Save financial education lessons to more than 1500 students at 35 schools throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Monroe counties.

Our volunteers are a terrific group of branch managers, assistant managers, and customer service reps who combine real life and classroom learning with hands-on scenarios that teach the basic principles of using money wisely, said VP/Regional Manager Midge MacArthur. We share life experiences and general banking knowledge to motivate students to become lifelong savers, to use credit wisely and we try to encourage them to always do well in school.

Also part of the youth savings initiative is FNCB's Simply Smart Program, which rewards students with $1 for every A on their report card. For more information or to book a school visit, contact Mike Cummings at 570.558.6722 or email marketing@fncb.com

With 21 branches throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne counties, FNCB is the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.fncb.com.

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