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Boys & Girls Clubs of West Georgia enjoy Santa at the Bank

LaGrange Banking Company


LaGrange, GA – December 21, 2011 – LaGrange Banking Company opened its doors to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Georgia to allow club members to visit Santa Claus and tell him a few of the items from their Christmas wish lists. 

Each Boys & Girls Clubs member who attended the event visited with Santa Claus, was photographed with Santa, received a candy cane, and an age-appropriate book donated by LaGrange Banking Company and the Troup County Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP).  LaGrange Banking Company employees visited the local Boys & Girls Clubs on December 23rd to hand deliver photographs to each member who visited with Santa Claus.

Boys & Girls Clubs local board member, Andy Fritchley, said about the event, “It was great for our club members to have a wonderful experience with Santa Claus.”  Fritchley also explained that, “LaGrange Banking Company opening their doors to us has given these children the chance to see that a bank is a pleasant and safe place to visit.”

Charles Sweat, the CEO and President of LaGrange Banking company stated about the event, ”It was a pleasure to open our doors to the community and to see the faces of these children as they visited with Santa Claus.  We hope to establish a tradition that will grow in years to come.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Georgia is a 501(c)3  and United Way organization which provides neighborhood based youth programs and activities including Character & Leadership Development, Education, Health & Life Skills, Arts, Sports & Fitness and Specialized Initiatives. For more information on the Boys & Girls of West Georgia, visit


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