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Bank volunteers help out in Bristol

BRISTOL— Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts celebrated National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28, by engaging in neighborly activities and donating to community causes.
In total, Community Bank N.A. donated $55,250 to local nonprofits throughout its four-state footprint, with 32 branches across New England contributing $8,000 to local nonprofits of their choice.
From raking leaves and washing windows to hosting bake sales and food drives, more than 90 branches joined the celebration to spread neighborly spirit.
Locally, the Bristol and Vergennesbranches participated by collecting cold-weather clothing throughout September for Addison Community Action Group. The team also spent time around the town helping local seniors with yard work.
“As a community bank, being a good neighbor and an active participant in our community is part of our core values,” Community Bank N.A. Vergennes and Bristol Branch Manager Stepheni Newton said.
“We’re not just your local teller or branch manager — we live here in Addison County and we’re invested in our region’s future. National Good Neighbor Day was a chance to thank and highlight our neighbors who do so much for our community.”
National Good Neighbor Day was created in 1971 by Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana, and proclaimed a national day by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 to raise public awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities. It is celebrated annually on Sept. 28 as a day of gratitude and community building.

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