FNBT employees gift donation to Ashley for the Arts

Local bank supports Ashley for the Arts to aid local arts, schools and nonprofits

July 31, 2023

Arcadia, WI, July 31, 2023 - For the second year in a row, First National Bank and Trust Company is a proud gold level sponsor for the annual, three-day music and art festival, Ashley for the Arts, August 10-12 at Memorial Park in Arcadia, Wisconsin. This unique event raises money in support of art programs, schools, and local non-profits, while providing affordable access to live music, art and family fun. In 2022, the nonprofits raised over $650,000 for more than 70 participating non-profit organizations, including 33 local schools.

This music and arts festival was originally established by Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC in 2009. This event is made possible due to host sponsor, Ashley for the Arts and many other local business and individuals.

The weekend will feature eight main stage shows and performances from OneRepublic, REO Speedwagon, Jake Owen, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Trace Adkins, Walk the Moon, Raelynn, and Sawyer Brown. Additionally, ten area schools will also be featured throughout the weekend with student vocal and instrumental musicians. Lots of food, a glow run, foam party and fireworks are also on the docket this year.

“We are glad to be part of this community-centric event that draws so many to our local area. Lifting up the arts, music, and adding to the economic development in Arcadia with Ashley for the Arts and giving back to local non-profits is a win-win for everyone involved,” said First National Bank and Trust Company, Vice President of Community Banking, Josh Grzadzielewski.

To learn more or to purchase tickets online for $35 plus fees, visit www.ashleyforthearts.com/tickets. Tickets are also available at the gate. Event parking is free and includes free bus shuttles to and from the grounds.

About Ashley for the Arts: Ashley for the Arts is a nonprofit initiative that provides the entire family with world class entertainment, art, exercise and family fun for a remarkably low cost. The organization is one of Wisconsin’s largest charity events, donating over $3 Million since its inception to more than 70 nonprofit organizations, including participating schools, children’s charities, and medical research. This music and arts festival was conceptualized and established by Ashley Furniture Industries in 2009 and takes place in Arcadia, Wisconsin’s Memorial Park. For more information on Ashley for the Arts, visit www.AshleyfortheArts.com.

About First National Bank & Trust Company: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois as well as Arcadia, Whitehall and Independence, Wisconsin. Dedicated to community prosperity, the First National Bank and Trust Company was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank and became part of the TS Banking Group in 2017. With $410 million in assets, First National Bank and Trust Company is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information, visit firstnbtc.com.