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First County Bank Donates $2,500 to Greenwich Arts Council


Jeffrey D. Robinson, assistant vice president/branch manager, at First County Bank, 59 Mason St., Greenwich, Conn. And Paul Master-Karnik, executive director of the Greenwich Arts Council. The photo was taken recently at Tod’s Point Beach in Greenwich, the location for the July 9 Sand Blast Sand Sculpture Festival.

First County Bank recently donated $2,500 to the Greenwich Arts Council for its enhanced arts education program serving low income families and to support the July 9 Sand Blast Sand Sculpture Festival, being held at Tod’s Point Beach.

“First County Bank is proud to once again sponsor this year’s Sand Blast event at Tod’s Point and support the Greenwich Arts Council. Our Greenwich branch at 59 Mason Street has been looking for ways to strengthen its community involvement and this is the perfect venue for our branch team to roll up their sleeves and be creative with their customers,” said Rey Giallongo, president of First County Bank. “What better way to enjoy a day at the beach than by making sculptures in the sand with your children.”

“The Greenwich Arts Council is very excited to have First County Bank’s involvement in our organization for a second year. This money will help expand current and future art programs serving low- to moderate-income families who might not have access to arts education,” said Paul Master-Karnik, executive director of the Greenwich Arts Council. “We look forward to further developing our relationships with First County Bank and other private and public organizations around the area.”

The Greenwich Arts Council’s perennially Sand Blast event will be held on the broad Greenwich Point beach. Sand Blast, which has been running for 20+ years, is a fun family event that typically attracts hundreds of people. There is no specific theme for sand sculptures and participants are encouraged to indulge their imaginations, enjoying the experience of creating art in the sand.

The Greenwich Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the Arts Council’s longstanding partner in this event, will co-host this year’s festival. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9, at 12:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 10, at 1:30 p.m. For rain date information, participants should call the Greenwich Parks & Recreation Activities hotline at 203-618-7650.

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