First Exchange Bank Continues to Aid Local Community Organizations

First Exchange Flood Relief DonationKatelyn Lester, First Exchange Bank with Mannington Park Board member, Sally Kolb and Mannington Fair President, Perry Thorne pictured with appliances donated by First Exchange Bank to the Mannington Fair Board and Mannington City Pool.

First Exchange Bank continues to aid local community organizations recovering from the flood devastation that hit the town of Mannington in July 2017.

“We recognize there continues to be opportunities to help assist in the long process of recovery from the flooding we encountered last year” noted Bill Goettel, President and CEO of First Exchange Bank.

First Exchange Bank has donated several appliances to the Mannington Fair Board and the Mannington City Pool to help aid these organizations back to recovery.

“This donation really helps and we appreciate this and all that First Exchange Bank does for us”, Perry Thorne, President of the Mannington Fair stated.

The Mannington Fair Grounds and the Mannington City Pool saw firsthand the devastation from the flood as they each experienced substantial damage. The concession stands along the creek at the fairgrounds were damaged extensively, while the appliances were a total lost, Thorne said.

“You don’t understand how much we lost during the flood last year,” Sally Kolb, member of the Mannington Park Board added. “Because of everybody in the community, we are able to survive everything we went through last year.”

First Exchange Bank is a locally owned and operated bank that has been serving the communities of Marion, Mon, and Wetzel counties since 1932. For more information on First Exchange Bank and their commercial lending products, visit

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