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Hometown Bank Grand Opening Celebration is Saturday, October 18th

The Hometown Bank Leominster Branch Team: (Front row from left) Branch Manager Donna M. Daigle, Commercial Lender Christina DiRusso, Head Teller Rachael Holden; (Standing from left) President and CEO Michael D. Hewitt, Teller Jennifer Bidleman, Asst. Branch Manager Cynthia Walker, Teller Jacky Scribner and Sr. VP Lending Michael P. Mahlert.

LEOMINSTER, MA – Hometown Bank will mark the opening of its eighth location with a Grand Opening Celebration at 9 Sack Boulevard, Leominster on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to President and CEO Michael D. Hewitt. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Hosted by the North Central Chamber of Commerce, the ceremony will include greetings from area legislators, Mayor Mazzarella and other local dignitaries.

“Our staff has been working around the clock to create a welcoming environment for our new Leominster customers,” said Hewitt, “and one which reflects the Hometown Bank style of banking, where customer service always exceeds expectations and we really do know your name.” The space has been renovated floor to ceiling, with new offices, a new drive-up window, overnight drop-box and ATM.

“We are absolutely delighted to have assembled a staff comprised of local banking professionals who know Leominster and its residents,” he continued. “Our branch manager, Donna Daigle and her assistant branch manager, Cynthia Walker each have more than 30 years of local banking experience and I know they are eager to greet their customers on day one.”

During the grand opening celebration, the Bank will offer a number of special products and rates, including a Totally-Free NOW Checking promotion, two special CD promotions and a Super Money Market promotion.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Entertainment will be provided by Malik the Magician and musician Andy Cummings, with a special appearance by Johnny Appleseed, who will be on hand passing out apples to guests. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served, along with pizza from Leominster’s Espresso Pizza.

Branch Manager Donna Daigle says the event will also feature a raffle with a host of prizes, including a 42” LCD TV, three $250 Great Wolf Lodge gift certificates including an overnight stay at and a basket filled with gift cards to other Sack Boulevard merchants. “One winner will go home with the grand prize of a $1,000 gift certificate to Whitcomb Travel,” Daigle added and a number of lucky attendees will be given a chance to win money in the Bank’s Cash Cube. Raffle entry is free and no purchase is required.

“In addition, Hometown Bank will be making a $1 donation to Ginny’s Helping Hand for every raffle entry,” says Hewitt. “We are pleased to welcome this local food pantry to the family of agencies that benefit from our Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.” Neighbors Helping Neighbors is an annual fund drive conducted by the Bank each November in which it matches all donations from its customers and the community dollar for dollar to help benefit local food pantries.

Hometown Bank is a $395 million mutual bank with branch offices in Athol, Auburn, Leominster, Oxford, South Lancaster, Sturbridge and two locations in Webster.