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Press Release: Alumnae Call to contribute to Highland Park Community Exhibit

Contact: Audrey Suffrin Public Relations, LLC
Cindy Lieb 847-607-9559

Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts Planned

Call for Girl Scout Alumnae to Contribute Memories on
Community Exhibit at First Bank of Highland Park
HIGHLAND PARK, IL – First Bank of Highland Park is celebrating the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America by asking all GSA alumnae to contribute their scouting memories to a month-long exhibition on the bank’s Ruth Fell Wander Community Art Wall. The exhibit, which will run the entire month of March 2012, will incorporate these memories into an artistic and historical display of Girl Scout memorabilia with additional contributions of photos and thoughts from local current Girl Scouts troops.

Provide your favorite memory from your days as a Girl Scout in a couple of sentences or paragraphs along with a photo of yourself, in uniform if possible (photo is optional). Include your name, the city where you were a Girl Scout and the approximate years you were involved in Girl Scouting. Email your memory and photo to: Audrey Suffrin Public Relations at Submissions may also be mailed or dropped off at First Bank of Highland Park, Attention: Girl Scouts 100 Years Exhibit, 1835 First Street, Highland Park, IL 60035. Photos cannot be returned, so please do not send originals.

• Deadline for receiving submissions is January 31, 2012.

The Ruth Fell Wander Community Art Wall was created in 2002 to showcase novice artwork from local schools and non-profit organizations, as well as to give visibility to the various resources and services offered to the community. Ruth Fell Wander served on First Bank of Highland Park’s Board of Directors from 1987 until 2002. She brought her endless energy, creativity and intelligence to the many committees that she participated on throughout her tenure. Ruth appreciated and loved the arts, and according to friends, her home was an expansive gallery of exciting artwork. Ruth passed away in 2002, and First Bank of Highland Park dedicated the public wall in memory of this outstanding woman who gave generously and thoughtfully to the community.

First Bank of Highland Park has a commitment to serving and supporting the community. It has been independently owned and operated since 1955 and continues its dedication to personalized customer service. Banking hours at the Highland Park location at 1835 First Street are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Highland Park drive-thru hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Phone: 847-432-7800. Banking and drive-thru hours at the Northbrook Retail Banking Center at 633 Skokie Blvd. are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 847-272-1300.