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mBank Donates $10,000 to Community Splash Park Project

ALPENA, Mich., June 15, 2018 – mBank is pleased to announce its recent donation of $10,000 to help fund the Alpena Rotary Club’s splash park project at Starlite Beach. Through fundraising efforts, Rotary has already committed more than $200,000 toward the splash park. The $10,000 donation from mBank will go towards installing sun shelters on the perimeter of the park.

“The splash park at Starlite Beach is going to be a tremendous asset to the community,” said Jerry Tracey, Senior Vice President Commercial Banking with mBank. “There is a huge buzz around town about this project, and we’re just happy to help support the Rotary club and the city in its initiative that will bring joy to so many local families and visitors.”

Rotary splash park committee Co-Chair Joanne LaFleche Gallagher said it was a very generous gesture and thanked mBank for contributing.

Donations are still rolling in and being accepted for the project and any money that goes above and beyond what is needed will be used for future endeavors at the splash park. The splash park is on schedule to be completed by June 30th and the sun shelters will be installed in mid-July.

People or businesses wishing to donate to the project can do so via the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. A special fund for the splash park has been set up there. Donations can be made online at or dropped off at the Community Foundation office at 100 N. Ripley Blvd. in Alpena.

Pictured L to R: Christine Hitch with the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, Chuck Sherwin, Jim Park, Steve Lappan, Mike Kelly, Bob Lang, Adam Hitch, Joanne Gallagher, Steve Wilson, and Steve Wright with the Alpena Rotary Club, and Barb Fox, Jerry Tracey, Jo’Lee Dorie, Rissa Budnick, Tom Hendricks, Paulette Roznowski, and Loren Jackson of mBank.

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