Mid Penn Bank Announces Yearlong Celebration Leading to its 150th Anniversary

Posted on Sep 21st, 2017

Oldest Bank in Central Pennsylvania to Provide $150,000 in Charitable giving, 150 Volunteer Events, 1,500 Hours of Community Service

Mid Penn Bank, Central Pennsylvania’s oldest continuous banking institution, will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year by donating $150,000 to wonderful area charities through a series of donations, events and community service. Originally chartered as the Millersburg Trust Company on Sept. 21, 1868, Mid Penn Bank has remained headquartered in Millersburg since that time. The bank has grown to include 23 branch locations covering six counties (Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Luzerne, Northumberland and Schuylkill).

Mid Penn will kick off the yearlong celebration by donating $1,500 to the Millersburg Ferry to help with improvements to what is the last operating ferry on the 464-mile Susquehanna River. Also known as the Kramer-Crow Ferry, it is a longstanding and important entity to the upper Dauphin County area. Mid Penn also has committed to conducting 150 volunteer events and participating in 1,500 hours of community service.

“Our founders took immense pride in being a bank that gave back to the community,” said Mid Penn Bank president and CEO Rory G. Ritrievi. “That’s why it was important to launch this effort at our Millersburg headquarters on our Charter Day. I firmly believe our founders would be proud to see not only how far Mid Penn Bank has come, but how we have maintained that same, sacred commitment to Millersburg and all the communities we serve.”

Celebration events and fundraisers throughout the year will include:

  • Millionaire for a Day: In spring 2018, two school students will be selected in an essay contest that answers the question, “What would you do if you were a millionaire for a day?” Winners will each receive a limousine ride to school and 90 days’ worth of interest on a $1 million bank account balance. The winning students’ teachers will receive $500 to spend on their classrooms, and each of the students in the classrooms will receive backpacks stuffed with prizes.
  • No Shave November: Mid Penn Bank employees will remain unshaven for 30 days to raise money for the Penn State Cancer Institute. Last year, Mid Penn raised $11,000 to support the institute’s prostate cancer research.
  • Mid Penn Bank Celebrity Golf Tournament for Charity: The two-day event in June features some of the best-known names in Pennsylvania sports history, including Philadelphia Eagles greats Ron Jaworski, Bill Bergey, Mike Quick and Seth Joyner, and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Merrill Hoge. Last year’s event raised $50,000 for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
  • 2018 Millersburg Independence Day Celebration: Mid Penn will serve as the title sponsor and host for one of the area’s best fireworks celebrations. Held at Riverfront Park in Millersburg near the ferry, the celebration includes Mid Penn giveaways, food vendors, live music, family-friendly activities and more.

“That is just a sampling of how Mid Penn intends to give back to the communities, individuals and businesses that have supported us over the last 150 years,” Ritrievi said. “While it’s our way of saying thanks, we will continue to find new ways to show our gratitude to all those who have supported us since Sept. 21,1868.”

On Sept. 22, Mid Penn is also unveiling an exhibit called “From the Vault” featuring historical artifacts from throughout the bank’s history. The exhibit will be located in the lobby of the Millersburg office.

For more information on our 150-year celebration, visit our website at http://www.midpennbank.com.

About Mid Penn Bank

Mid Penn Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: MPB), through its banking subsidiary, Mid Penn Bank, has been serving Central Pennsylvania since 1868. Headquartered in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, Mid Penn Bank has 23 retail locations in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Luzerne, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties. The bank offers a diverse portfolio of products and services to meet the personal and business banking needs of the community. To learn more about Mid Penn Bank, visit: http://www.midpennbank.com.