KeyBank workers help close pool
A local bank continues to make its mark in the community.
Members of KeyBank’s Lehighton branch on Tuesday helped close up Baer Memorial Swimming Pool in Lehighton.
Employees from KeyBank’s Lehighton branch assisted the pool as part of KeyBank’s 30th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day on Tuesday.
Neighbors Make the Difference Day is a day of volunteerism supported by paid time off, and this marked the fourth year the branch helped with the pool, said Scott Kane, branch manager.
Marissa Truhe, teller, said KeyBank was glad to once again be able to lend a helping hand to the pool.
“We weren’t able to last year due to COVID,” Truhe said. “So, instead of opening it (the pool) this year, we’re here to close it.”
Tom Evans, borough recreation director, said he’s appreciative for the group’s assistance.
“It’s a great help,” Evans said. “It’s saving us labor; it’s great to have them helping out.”
Neighbors Make the Difference Day was started more than 25 years ago by a group of employees in Alaska.
Two years later, the idea swept across a number of communities that KeyBank serves and became an official day of employee volunteerism, now the hallmark of the bank’s commitment to its neighborhoods.