Chester Gras Benefits Backpack Program

For the fourth year in a row, Peoples Bank has put its energy, staff, and finances behind Chester Gras, a Mardi Gras celebration that benefits our backpack programs. On February 25, 2017, beautiful winter weather hosted Chester Gras, held in a big tent on High Street. The event featured a wonderful parade, gumbo from area restaurants as well as some Cajun food, a silent auction, children’s activities, lively music and dance contests. Hundreds of people, many families with children, attended. The result? Over $11, 000 raised for the Food Pantry to purchase food for the backpack programs. These volunteer run programs provide weekend food (in the students’ backpacks) for children in our public schools who live with food insecurity. Thank you Peoples Bank.


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