NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank recently made a $3,000 sponsorship to the Bridgton Historical Society to support its overall mission and the festivities surrounding Bridgton’s 250th Anniversary.
The Bridgton Historical Society has been working on historic preservation, both at Narramissic historic farm and in the collections at the downtown museum. This summer, the Society will begin a historic building survey of downtown Bridgton, a long-needed assessment that will provide invaluable help to the Town’s Planning Committee as it prepares for future projects. The survey will engage many local volunteers who will be trained in architectural assessment and will describe and photograph Bridgton’s notable homes and businesses.
This money will also support Bridgton’s 250th Anniversary celebration, scheduled for July 7, 2018. Planned activities include a boat parade on Highland Lake, tours of historic homes, carriage rides, an original musical piece and poem, the opening of the 1968 time capsule, the sealing of a 2018 time capsule (to be opened in 2068), the reading of an official proclamation from the Governor of Maine, and more.
“Our Bank’s ties to Bridgton run deep,” said Pat Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “As a business which has been in Bridgton for nearly 50 years, we are proud to help support the historic preservation and celebrate a true milestone for the Town.”
“Businesses like Norway Savings Bank are instrumental to the success of the Bridgton Historical Society,” said Ned Allen, Executive Director of the Bridgton Historical Society. “Without funding from private partners, we couldn’t provide the programs and exhibitions which add value to the lives of Bridgton residents and visitors.”
About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of March 31, 2018, Norway Savings Bank had $1.18 billion in total assets and provides financial services to over 38,000 households throughout western and southern Maine. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2013, Norway Savings Bank received the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence and has been recognized as one of the healthiest companies in America by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as a two-time Gold-Level Well Workplace award recipient. BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 25 continuous years or longer. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.