|David Roland of BB&T, left, presents Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust Executive Director Nathaniel Guest with a $10,000 donation from National Penn Bank.|
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Colebrookdale Railroad
Representatives from National Penn and BB&T, presented the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust with a $10,000 donation on May 5.
|The donation will help pay for the restoration|
of the 100-year-old first-class parlor car.
“We are pleased to offer this donation to the Colebrookdale Railroad as part of National Penn’s—and BB&T’s—commitment to supporting organizations that strengthen the region,” said Scott Fainor, BB&T Group Executive.
“National Penn has a long-established tradition of boosting programs and projects that revitalize the communities we serve, and the great work the Colebrookdale volunteers are doing fits squarely within that tradition.”
Founded in Boyertown as the National Bank of Boyertown, National Penn was recently acquired by BB&T. “BB&T is no stranger to Boyertown, and our commitment to this community and the railroad will continue the good example set by National Penn,” added Fainor.
“The Colebrookdale Railroad is exceedingly thankful for this boost, as the amazing work our volunteers are doing would not be possible without it,” said Nathaniel Guest, Executive Director of the non-profit Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust.
“The railroad has brought 30,000 visitors here from every state in the country and many foreign nations, resulting in $2 million back to Boyertown. Building an attraction that brings people in like that and keeps them coming back is a costly enterprise even with the amazing volunteer support we have. This boost from National Penn helps to make it possible.”