September 24, 2013 
Tracy Dean

The Town of Madison Park and Playground Committee
Receives $5,000 Gift from Skowhegan Savings


SKOWHEGAN, Maine - Skowhegan Savings announced it has awarded a $5,000 gift to the Town of Madison for the development of a new park and playground.


"This playground and park will become a centerpiece of our town for years to come," explains Jack Ducharme, Branch Manager of Skowhegan Savings' Madison Branch. "Madison is a town of friendly, hard-working families, and we're proud to support the creation of a place where they can come together all year round."


Located in the center of this Somerset County town, on the shores of the Kennebec River, the park will include a grassy area perfect for farmer's markets, tag sales and concerts. Plans call for the park and playground to be completed this fall, including a skating rink for the winter.

"It will be located directly across from our branch," Ducharme continues. "So you can bet we'll be out there enjoying the festivities - some of us are already dusting off our skates!"

Skowhegan Savings' charitable giving program makes donations to both large and small local non-profit and charitable organizations, with a focus on
financial literacy programs and Economic and Community Development, including programs that promote job creation, business retention, business growth, and community enhancement. To apply for funding, visit:


Skowhegan Savings Check Presentation to the Town of Madison.  
Featured in the photo from left to right: Jack Ducharme, Skowhegan Savings Madison-Norridgewock Branch Manager; Vicki Alward, Skowhegan Savings, SVP Retail Banking; Dana Berry, Madison Town Manager;
Tim Curtis, Consultant for Economic Development.

About Skowhegan Savings:
Skowhegan Savings, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank dedicated to strengthening the Maine families, businesses and communities it serves. Named as one of Maine's Best Places to Work in each year from 2009-2013, Skowhegan Savings' team of friendly, committed employees takes pride in delivering personalized, competitive banking services offering straight forward banking advice and fair deals for customers. An innovative and progressive approach to banking ensures their customers enjoy a banking experience that is quick, easy and convenient. Skowhegan Savings' ten Maine branches include two locations in Skowhegan, as well as locations in Augusta, Belgrade (full service ATM only), Bingham, Dexter, Fairfield, Jackman, Madison, Norridgewock, and Pittsfield. For more information, visit or contact Customer Service at 800-303-9511.