63rd Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival
The First Bank & Trust Co sponsored Appletime Stage
This year's theme: A Grand Past, A Bright FutureOur 1st Place Float - A "$1000" Past, A Bright Future. Starring our President, Mike Cripps, as our "$1000" Past, looking as stylish as Mr. Drysdale from The Beverly Hillbillies, and Customer Service Representative, Troy Cripps, as our Bright Future, the next generation of Banking.
Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball
First Bank & Trust once again sponsored a Co-Ed Softball Team in the DeSoto Daze Slow Pitch Tournament.
During the weekend of June 20-22, the team played 5 games in a round robin tournament. Pictured above are several members of the team.
MBI Champions Team
Picture above is the 2014 MBI Champions Team sponsored by First Bank & Trust. Congratulations to the team on a wonderful season!
Relay for Life - Team FBT
Team FBT (Fighting Battles Together) participated in Murphysboro's Relay for Life at Murphysboro High School on June 13-14, 2014. Team members worked hard to organize many fundraisers for this worthy cause, an annual American Cancer Society event to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. Highlights from their efforts are listed below.
$595 raised with an Easter cookie sale - They rolled out, cut, baked, and iced 103 DOZEN cookies!
On Friday, May 2nd, Pat's BBQ was gracious enough to help out with another fundraiser. For Every BBQ Plate they sold for lunch that day, $2 was donated to Team FBT for Relay for Life. Altogether, with sales, donations, and the wonderful women who work the counter donating their tips, Team FBT was able to raise $282.50!
Other fundraisers included a bake sale and yard sale, homemade cancer awareness bracelets, luminaria for the Relay for Life event, and a peanut roll sale.
Altogether, Team FBT raised $5,594.57!! Congratulations to everyone who volunteered and a special thank you to everyone who bought items and donated money.