Carthage Bank Celebrates 125 Years In Business

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Carthage Federal Savings and Loan is celebrating 125 years in business.

As part of the celebration, the bank is holding an open house Thursday so the public can learn about its history while eating light refreshments.

A group of local businessmen started the bank on December 3, 1888 with just over $200.

As part of Thursday's festivities, employees dressed up in attire from the 1800's.

The bank says it's the longest running "hometown bank" in Jefferson and Lewis Counties because of its commitment to its customers.

"It's very important that we try to go above and beyond to try to bring in customers and make sure that they know that we can take care of their needs," said Lori Snyder, the bank's assistant vice president.

"Every dollar deposited in this institution ends up right back out in northern New York," said Thomas Piche, bank president and chief executive officer.

The open house continues until 7 p.m. if you want to help the bank celebrate 125 years serving the area.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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