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Muncy Bank employees teach students to save

By Staff | Jun 20, 2014

Muncy Bank Representatives, (center) Nikki Stepp and Candice Brown visited Muncy High School to teach students to "Get Smart About Credit."  Classroom teacher not in picture was Heather Zimmerman.  

MUNCY – A day was spent last month to visit local high schools in order to “Teach Children to Save”. Employees approached Muncy and Montgomery High Schools where they visited 7 business classes between the two schools.

“Each year Muncy Bank has been presenting this subject in the spring to our area high schools, and then in the fall we discuss our credit program, ‘Get Smart About Credit’,” said Kim Wetherhold, Asst. Community Office Administrator.

This event, “Teach Children to Save” is sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA) and marks the 18th year this educational program has been in place. It is celebrated annually in spring across the nation. It’s a day “where bankers trade in their balance sheets for blackboards and teach kids their financial ABCs.”

Muncy Bank employees also made visits to the high school business classes at Warrior Run and Montoursville this year. A total of 11 classes containing 195 students were addressed by 14 bank employees.

Bank representatives handed out savings booklets to further assist students with learning to manage their money and by setting financial goals for themselves. A fun game of Family Feud was also incorporated into the presentation to further learning.

Recently Muncy Bank Financial Inc (OTCBB: MYBF), the holding company for The Muncy Bank and Trust Company, announced that it was ranked 24th on the “Top 200 Community Banks List” in the United States as published by American Banker magazine in its May 2014 issue. This is the sixth consecutive year that the bank has been recognized for this significant accomplishment.

Established in 1893, The Muncy Bank and Trust Company has been serving the banking needs of its neighbors and friends for 121 years. It operates through conveniently located offices in Muncy, Hughesville, Montoursville, Clarkstown, and Dewart and can be found at www.muncybank.com.