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February 12th, 2019: Wayne Bank Supports the American Readers Theatre

Honesdale, PA – Lewis J Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, is pleased to announce that the Bank will support the American Readers Theatre with a donation through the Educational Improvement Organization Program in 2019.

Jeffrey Stocker, Artistic Director of the American Readers Theatre, accepted a check in the amount of $10,000.00 from Mr. Critelli.

The gift was made possible as a result of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acting through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

“Wayne Bank is proud to continue our support of the American Readers Theater,” stated Mr. Critelli. “Their collaboration with the Delaware Valley School District has resulted in the wonderful Writer’s Project program, and we are so pleased to contribute to the success of this valuable arts education curriculum.”

In 2008, the American Readers Theatre and the Delaware Valley School District embarked on a collaboration to develop literacy skills including reading, writing, speaking, and listening through the arts for Delaware Valley School District students. The resulting product of this partnership was named The Writer’s Project and is an original educational program designed to nurture an interest in classic literature among Delaware Valley students by exploring the historical and cultural contest of great books and the writers who authored them including John Steinbeck, William Shakespeare, E.B. White, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and George M. Cohan. Students learn about the life and times of the each featured author and integrate art, technology, and even science into their curriculum to give them a deep appreciation of each author and his or her work.

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 26 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Lackawanna Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York State. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL.

PHOTO CAPTION – BACK, LEFT TO RIGHT: James Mitchell, Director of Secondary Education, Delaware Valley School District (DVSD); Jeffrey Stocker, Artistic Director, American Readers Theatre; Lewis J. Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Bank; and Robert Curtis, Engineering Faculty, DVSD. FRONT, LEFT TO RIGHT: Bernadine Salak, Faculty, DVSD; Rachel Lejeune, student, DVSD; Erica Curtaia, student, DVSD; Molly Schopp, student, DVSD; and Madeline Portugal, Milford Community Office Manager, Wayne Bank.