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First National Bank, a Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 DeWitt County Fair with $5,000 Donation

July 20, 2017

Clinton, IL – First National Bank and Trust Company is proud to announce a donation of $5,000 to the 2017 Farmer City DeWitt County Fair.

Faith, family, farming and financial stewardship are what drive First National Bank to be committed to reinvesting 10 percent of the bank's pre-tax income back into its communities. 

“FNBT believes in the youth of our county just as firmly as we believe in Illinois agriculture. We feel that developing the youth of DeWitt and the surrounding counties is critical to the success of the next generation of agricultural leaders. We are excited to be partnering with the agricultural fair and hope to see it succeed for many years to come,” said Maggie Beitz, VP of Ag and Business Banking

First National Bank and Trust Company co-hosted the Little Miss and Queen Pageant on Tuesday, July 18 at the grandstand. The winner was Raeann Huffman of Clinton.  FNBT volunteers present were Rachel Costello, Maggie Beitz and Glenna Rogers.  

"It was impressive to see the amount of dedication the contests put into this pageant," said Costello.  "The ability to participate and sponsor such a motivational and positive event for young women in our community is an honor.  Congratulations to the winner, Raeann, but also to all the participants for their hard work!"  

FNBT will be the presenting sponsor of the fair on Saturday, July 22. Saturday’s activities include the goat and western horse show along with many other family-friendly events and activities. The Beef, Pork, Open and Chili Cook-Off Contests will run from noon to 4 p.m. and the Tractor & Truck Pull will begin at 5 p.m.

“We are very appreciative of our sponsors, said Fair Association President Rick Corneglio. “Without their generous donations, we would not be able to put on a fair. This year we were able to bring back both harness racing, and the tractor pulls. We also have the livestock shows and the Jr. Kimler Memorial stock car race.”

“We hope to continue the agricultural fair in DeWitt County, stated Corneglio, “but we can only do so with the help of our sponsors. We would like to thank FNBT for being a platinum sponsor!” 

Join us this at the 2017 Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair. 

About First National Bank and Trust Co: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois. Dedicated to community prosperity, the bank was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank. The name was changed First National Bank and Trust Company in 1974 and was recently acquired by TS Banking Group in 2017. With $125 million in assets, First National Bank is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information visit firstnbtc.com.