Premier Bank Announces Youngstown Holiday Parade High School Band Spirit Contest Winners
Youngstown, OH (December 20, 2022) – Premier Bank and First Insurance Group associates and their families gathered earlier this month to walk in the annual Youngstown Holiday Parade. The parade was held on Friday, December 2 in bringing downtown Youngstown to life with holiday magic. This year’s parade was led by Youngstown’s Police and Fire Departments and the Catholic War Veterans with the Premier Bank Snowmen float trailing right behind.
In 2017, Premier Bank and Youngstown CityScape began the “Strike up the Band” program and invited local area high school marching bands to participate in the parade. Premier Bank donated $1,000 plus travel expenses to each school band for participating.
“This year was the fourth year we hosted the Band Spirit Contest. The bands were judged based on overall “Holiday Spirit” which included appearance, music, and enthusiasm,” explained Josh Toot, Mahoning Valley Market President, Premier Bank. “We’re so glad the students enjoy this event and show up with such delightful holiday spirit.”
The judging panel, which consisted of Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, Tim Petrey, Joe Fanto and Jane Small were impressed with all the bands’ efforts in putting their holiday spirit, hard work and dedication on display for all to see. The winners are as follows:
· 1st Place winning $1,000 was Liberty High School
· 2nd Place winning $500 was Niles McKinley High School
· 3rd Place winning $250 was Austintown Fitch High School
“The Youngstown Holiday parade continues to get better year after year with excited families flooding the streets of downtown Youngstown. We can’t wait to see which bands participate next year,” said Toot.
About Premier Bank
Premier Bank, headquartered in Youngstown Ohio, operates 74 branches and 12 loan offices in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia (West Virginia office operates as Home Savings Bank) and serves clients through a team of wealth professionals dedicated to each community banking branch. The holding company for Premier Bank and First Insurance Group is Premier Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: PFC), headquartered in Defiance, Ohio. First Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency with ten offices in Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s website at YourPremierBank.com.