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In honor of #GivingTuesday, FNB donated $7,000 to two worthy community agencies as a result of FNB’s 2016 philanthropic fundraising efforts in Mayfield-Graves County.  Both the Mayfield-Graves County Child Advocacy (CASA) Program and the Feeding America BackPack Program for Mayfield and Graves County Schools received $3,500 donation to assist with their daily missions of serving the community.

Throughout 2016, FNB employees coordinated and participated in numerous fundraising events benefiting the Mayfield-Graves CASA and Feeding America Programs.  Various fundraising efforts included employee jean days, Wendy’s of Mayfield chili lunch, Cookout, Spring Fling Shopping Event, GCHS student car wash and concession sales during the Graves County and Mayfield Battle of the Birds football game.

“Giving back to our local community is something we do every day at FNB,” stated Brooke Wiles, FNB Marketing Director.  “We coordinate numerous fundraisers throughout the year to support our selected charities.  This year on #GivingTuesday, we split our fundraising dollars in effort to assist two worthy programs that make a positive impact in the lives of children in our community.”

Graves County’s CASA Program ensures that every child in Graves County has the opportunity to grow up in a safe environment by providing child abuse prevention programs and advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system.  Graves County CASA operates with 12 volunteer advocates and advocated for a total of 93 children involved in 56 cases during their 2016 fiscal year.

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.  The Purchase Area Development District (PADD) serves as the regional warehouse and distributor for Feeding America – Kentucky’s Heartland which uses the funds to serve schools in Hickman, Fulton, Carlisle, and Graves County, with the addition of one school in McCracken County.  PADD works with each school’s Family Resource/Youth Services Centers to fulfill the weekly mission of supplying food to the students.  In the 2016 school year, the program has served approximately 351 students per week by providing a “BackPack” filled with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food items for the student to take home on weekends and holidays during the school year.

To learn more about Graves County’s CASA Program, please contact Stephanie Floyd, Executive Director at (270) 251-2060 or by e-mail at childadv1@calldialog.net.  To learn more about the Feeding America Program, please contact Clay Black, Commodities and Food Bank Coordinator with the PADD office at 270-251-6141 or by e-mail at clay.black@purchaseadd.org.

FNB Bank, founded in 1875, is one of the oldest banks in the state of Kentucky and ranks among the highest in the nation in the area of safety and soundness.  The bank currently has eight locations:  Mayfield Main, Mayfield Southside, Wingo, Lone Oak, Paducah, Murray, Cadiz Main, and Cadiz West.  FNB is member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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