Norway Savings Bank Donates $20,000 to the 4-H Innovation Center at the Magic Lantern

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Norway Savings Bank employees present Susan Jennings, Executive Director of the 4-H Foundation (middle), with a $20,000 check for the Innovation Center at the Magic Lantern in Bridgton. Pictured from left: Janice de Lima, VP & Community Reinvestment Officer; Dan Walsh, President and CEO; Jennings; Erin Nelson, AVP & Bridgton Branch Manager and Mortgage Loan Officer; Melissa Rock, VP & Marketing and Communications Officer.

BRIDGTON, Maine – Norway Savings Bank is proud to announce a donation of $20,000 to the 4-H Innovation Center at the Magic Lantern in Bridgton. The new Center, which officially celebrated its ribbon cutting on Friday, July 22, 2022, provides science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programming for the community’s youth. In addition, they offer literacy and other skill-building classes.

The Magic Lantern movie theatre building was donated to the Maine 4-H Foundation, who then purchased equipment inside the building in October of 2021 with the intention of maintaining and operating the existing assets – three movie theaters and a full-service restaurant – and adding the new educational opportunities.

“We are so thankful for companies like Norway Savings Bank for committing significant resources to the Innovation Center,” said co-assistant director, Jacqui Gray. “Without community-minded corporate citizens, initiatives like ours wouldn’t be able to get off the ground.”

“Educational opportunities like those offered at the Innovation Center will positively impact community members now and in the future,” said Dan Walsh, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “By encouraging more kids to take advantage of STEAM programming, they are also helping to build a well-trained and valuable workforce. Norway Savings Bank is proud to participate in this worthwhile endeavor.”

To learn more about the Innovation Center, register for classes or check out the movie schedule, visit


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 June 30, 2022, Norway Savings Bank had $1.739 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in trust and investment services, personal banking and business banking. In 2022, Norway Savings received the Best Place for Working Parents designation and was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” for the fourth year in a row by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 32 continuous years. For more information, visit