For the record

June 24, 2007

During this past spring, employees of The First National Bank of Greencastle taught the importance of saving money to approximately 900 second-grade students from Washington County, Md., and the Greencastle-Antrim, Waynesboro Area and Tuscarora school districts in Pennsylvania.

The presentation was part of the annual "National Teach Children to Save Day," sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The following First National employees participating in presenting a program to the students: Florine Chilcote, Amy Hissong, Steve Cramer, Tracy Burger, Carl Galligan, Vicki Fahrney, Kelly Daugherty, Carole Prohaska, Sarah Martin, Sue McFerren and Carol Smetzer.

Concepts taught by the bank employees were how to budget, how to prioritize "wants" vs. "needs,"why it's important to save for emergencies, how interest makes money grow, and more. At the end of the presentations, each student was given a Savings coloring book, a box of crayons, pencil, lollipop and a bank brochure.


Patrick John Horley, 23, the son of Ralph and Paula Horley of Sharpsburg, has been accepted into the Peace Corps.

Horley departed for Zambia on June 16 to enter training to become a rural agricultural Peace Corps volunteer. His work will involve teaching rural farmers how to construct, maintain and harvest fish ponds, as well as working to develop better business practices.

A graduate of Boonsboro High School, he attended Washington College in Chesterton, Md., and earned a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies in 2006. Horley previously worked for the USDA at an aquatic animal health research laboratory.

"I just want to help people who need it," said Horley as to why he joined the Peace Corps. "I also wanted to immerse myself in other cultures and have new experiences. My father volunteered with the Peace Corps and he loved it!"

Horley follows in his father's footsteps by joining the Peace Corps in an African nation. At age 21, Ralph Horley went to Tunisia in 1973 and served for two years.

During the first three months of his service, Horley will live with a host family in Zambia to become fully immersed in the country's language and culture. After acquiring the language and cultural skills necessary to assist his community, he will serve for two years in Zambia, living in a manner similar to people in his host country.

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