Peoples to honor Clinton County veterans

WILMINGTON — Peoples Bank is saying “thank you” to the individuals who give so much for the community.

During the next few months the bank will host a series of “Pay It Forward” Friday events across its markets as part of its Peoples Hometown Heroes Banking program.

On Friday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Peoples Bank associates will honor 19 local veterans at the Clinton County Veterans Memorial. The bank will make a special presentation to veterans and their families.

“We want to show our appreciation and respect for the sacrifices our local heroes make,” said Kyle Dobbins, Peoples Bank Vice President Regional Manager – West. “Hero stories play out in our communities every day. We want to reward those men and women who dedicate their time, energy, and lives to making our communities the best places to live and work.”

A series of videos highlighting the pay it forward events will be made available on the bank’s social media pages in the coming weeks.

As part of the Hometown Heroes program, Peoples will honor active and retired members of the military, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and teachers for their service.

“Mention your hero status to any Peoples Bank associate and we will add the Hometown Heroes Banking perks to your new or existing personal checking account,” Dobbins said.

In addition to a new banking program, the bank has launched a “Peoples Hometown Hero Award” campaign. The public is invited to nominate a local hero now through Sept. 2 online at

Fourteen nominated heroes will be randomly selected from throughout the Peoples Bank market footprint to receive a special Hometown Heroes plaque and an opportunity to designate a $500 donation to the charity of their choice. Additional details and official rules may be found at

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