The First National Bank Board members received an honorary plaque from the Snyder Public Schools Superintendent on Wednesday, June 25, at the FNB Board meeting. Snyder Superintendent Robert Trammell thanked the Board for having gifted their former FNB Mountain Park branch building several years ago to the school system prior to a fire that destroyed the school’s Administration building this year.
Originally when the Mt. Park branch had closed down a few years ago, the Branch Manager at the time, Charlotte Kirk, contacted Trammell about the building. Trammell said that Kirk was a very integral part of getting the bank transitioned over to the school.
Once Snyder Public Schools received the deed to the building, it remained vacant until this past February, when the Snyder Admin building was completely destroyed in a fire, Trammell explained.
“It became very apparent at that time what the purpose of that building was going to be, so we immediately made the transition to the bank building, and now it’s home for our administration,” Trammell said. “It houses three staff members and myself. We’re just happy to have it.
“It’s just an example of generosity of this bank to give back the community, to their patrons. I just know two things: that people are sensitive about their money and people are sensitive about their kids. I just think it’s really neat that we have a collaborative effort to take what they no longer needed and utilize it in such a great manor.”
The plaque that was presented contained a news article about Snyder Public Schools moving into the donated building, and included a formal thank you from the Snyder Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students.
“We’re just real grateful to the bank and what they’ve done for us,” Trammell said.