United Fidelity Bank in Newburgh hosted its 19th annual Community Day. The 2021 event was supposed to mark the 20th year, but due to COVID-19, the event was canceled in 2020.

Angie Peters, marketing director at the Newburgh branch, said they are still counting the total number of people who attended the event as of June 7. Peters said the bank gave away over 500 hotdogs.

“Everybody was so excited and so thankful to have a community event,” Peters said. “Organizations were thrilled to have a community event to set up at and the individuals that came to attend the event were excited to have a community event to attend.”

Activities at the event included a performance by musician Nick Smith, 24 booths from local organizations, clowns, a performance from the Newburgh Dance Academy, emergency services and Kona Ice. Local pet adoption organizations attended the event with animals to be adopted.

“I spoke to every single one of our organizations numerous times and they said they were getting great feedback,” Peters said. “They were receiving wonderful engagement from everybody.”

Peters said they were unsure what to expect from the event this year.

“This is our first event since COVID-19 so we were hoping it was going to be very well attended but we just didn’t know for sure,” she said. “We were extremely pleased with the turnout. It felt like it was one of our best we’ve had so far.”

Peters said the Newburgh branch began hosting the Community Day event because Newburgh has “always been supportive” of the banking center.

“We just wanted to have a way to thank our community for the support they provide our banking center,” she said. “We just felt like this was a great way to show our thanks to the community and we just wanted to provide a day of activities to thank them for that.”

She said the bank wanted to give the opportunity to non-profits in the community with a platform for them to be able to educate the community about what their organizations provide.

Attendance for the event is free as well as vendor booths.

The 20th annual Community Day is set for June 4, 2022. Peters said they have begun sending out “Save the Date” invitations for the 2022 event.

For more information about participating in the 2022 Community Day, contact Peters at 812-429-0550 ext. 3346.

Karah Wilson, kwilson@messenger-inquirer.com

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