Newport, VT — Community National Bank (CNB) Derby Teller Mariah Goodell presented Newport Park Recreation Department Director Andrew Cappello and Gardner Park Restoration Committee (GPRC) member Jenn Smith with a donation of $500.00 on behalf of the Bank’s Derby office employees. Bank employees dress casually on Fridays as part of the Bank’s “Casual for a Cause” program. Employees donate money to local non-profit organizations for the opportunity to wear jeans on Fridays.
The Gardner Park Restoration Committee has been actively fundraising and applying for grants to improve the playground. Jenn Smith shared, “The committee would like to see the park offer a wider variety of playground equipment to meet the needs of all members of the community. Our vision is to design a playground that includes both natural playscapes and playground structures for varied ages and abilities, so everyone can access and enjoy it."
To date GPRC has raised over $12,000.00. New committee members and volunteers are always welcome. To learn more about GPRC and their progress, join the Gardner Park Restoration Facebook page or contact Jenn Smith via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community National Bank is an independent bank that has been serving its communities since 1851. CNB has offices located in Derby, Barre, Barton, Derby Line, Enosburg Falls, Island Pond, Lyndonville, Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, St. Johnsbury and Troy. For more information about CNB please visit communitynationalbank.com.