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    Piscataqua Savings Bank Supports the Prescott Park Arts Festival Family-in-Need Program

    June 1, 2010 - Portsmouth, NH - Two local organizations have joined together to enable more families to enjoy the festivities at this year's Prescott Part Arts Festival. The Family-in-Need membership program was designed by Prescott Park as a way to support their mission to make the entire community feel welcome at their events.

    Prescott Park Arts Festival has a history of partnering with local organizations like Families First to distribute family memberships to those without the means to purchase their own. And, Piscataqua Savings Bank has a history of supporting local cultural and non-profit organizations. Together they hope to provide even more families with quality experiences and memories from the full season of events and activities in the park.

    Piscataqua Savings has pledged matching funds to support the program. So, when you sign up to become a member and add a Family-in-Need membership to your order, you'll be ensuring that two local families will receive memberships for the 2010 season. For more information on memberships and the Family-in-Need program, visit www.prescottpark.org.

    According to Jay Gibson, "This is a very worthy program and as long time supporters of both Prescott Park and Families First, we're very enthusiastic about our involvement. In fact, as the Festival celebrates its thirty-sixth anniversary we can say that we've supported Prescott Park each year, since its inception in 1974."

    Ben Anderson, Executive Director of Prescott Park Arts Festival, said, "We're thrilled to have the generous support of Piscataqua Savings Bank. With their matching funds we'll be sharing the magic with even more families this season. Our theme for the Family-in-Need program is 'Spread the Joy' and Piscataqua Savings is really helping us do more of that this year!"

    The only mutual bank based in Portsmouth today, Piscataqua Savings is dedicated to serving local individuals and families and has been a cornerstone of the Portsmouth community since 1877. Information is available at www.piscataqua.com.

    Prescott Park Arts Festival celebrates its 36th anniversary of presenting music, art, theater and dance on the banks of the Piscataqua River. The primary objective of the Festival is to provide quality family entertainment, promote artistic excellence in the community and maintain quality presentations of both entertainment and educational events. For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.prescottpark.org.

    Contact:
    Jay S. Gibson, President/CEO
    Piscataqua Savings Bank
    603.436.5250

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