• Winners of Oak Lawn Annual Fire and Public Safety Coloring Book Contest Announced

    Marquette Bank helps sponsor local contest to promote Fire & Public Safety

    Orland Park, IL (April 6, 2012) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, participated in this year’s Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fire and Public Safety Coloring Book Contest which is a collaboration with the Oak Lawn Police and Fire Departments to encourage Public and Fire Safety. Marquette Bank donated a prize pack along with a Saving Match Certificate of $25 to each winner.

    Mayor Dave Heilmann, Fire Chief George Sheets and Police Chief Bill Villanova were on hand to award the students who won the Fire and Public Safety Coloring Contest. There were three winners in two categories: Fire Safety and Public Safety who each won a $25 gift certificate, in addition to the Marquette Bank prizes.

    Fire Safety Coloring Book Contest Winners:
    1. Shannon Parks from St. Germaine School – 1st Place
    2. Abigail Perry from St. Gerald School – 2nd Place
    3. Claire Murphy from St. Catherine of Alexandria School – 3rd Place

    Public Safety Coloring Book Contest Winners:
    1. Erin Gilmartin from St. Linus School – 1st Place
    2. Ashley Drag from St. Linus School – 2nd Place
    3. Danna Awawdeh from Columbus Manor School – 3rd Place

    The 1st place winners will have their drawings featured on the covers of next year’s Fire and Public Safety Coloring Book. Each year, 4,000 books are given to 1st through 4th grade students in Oak Lawn during Fire Prevention Week in October by the Oak Lawn Fire Department.

    “As a neighborhood bank, we are thrilled to work with the Chamber, Police and Fire Departments in Oak Lawn on this project,” said Joann Reiser, who manages the Marquette Bank at 8855 S. Ridgeland in Oak Lawn. “Marquette Bank is dedicated to helping students and families in Oak Lawn save and manage money, participating in these types of events allows us to meet and help even more of our neighbors.”

    Marquette Bank regularly sponsors and participates in Oak Lawn community events, as well as, hosts special neighborhood parties and financial educational seminars at their locations in Oak Lawn. Bankers are available to provide free financial educational presentations for local churches, schools, senior clubs or community groups on a variety of topics including: financial literacy, college savings, budgeting, home financing, retirement planning or estate planning.

    For more information about Marquette Bank or its community involvement, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com.


    About Marquette Bank: 


    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.7 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally-operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, mortgages, trust and business banking, free Online Bill Pay and free Automated Telephone Banking. Marquette Bank’s retail branches are located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank customers have convenient free access to over 43,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide. 


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