FNB celebrating 150th anniversary on July 29

Photo courtesy of First National Bank — First National Bank and Trust Company President, Josh Shofner, left, with Illinois State Representative Dan Caulkins and the Illinois House of Representatives Resolution No. 628. See another photo on A3.

CLINTON — First National Bank and Trust Company will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Friday, July 29.

A formal ribbon cutting will begin at 11 a.m. with a complimentary lunch to follow at the bank located at 2 Kelli Court, Clinton.

The newly-remodeled lobby will be on display as well as bank memorabilia. The event will run from 11 a.m. -1  p.m. and will be open to the public.

The bank recently received several special anniversary recognitions, including a resolution from the State of Illinois House of Representatives 102nd General Assembly.  The bank also received plaques from the Independent Community Bankers of America and the Community Bankers Association of Illinois commemorating the bank’s 150th anniversary.


“It is always a pleasure to recognize businesses in our district that have served their communites for generations and shared their successes in such an unselfish way as the First National Bank has done. Congratulations to bank President Josh Shofner and his crew for carrying on the great tradition of the bank’s 150 years serving the people in DeWitt County,” said Rep. Dan Caulkins.

“First National Bank and Trust Company’s 150th anniversary is quite an accomplishment, and the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) is proud to help commemorate this impressive milestone of one of our member banks,” said senior vice president of CBAI Valerie Johnston.  “This longstanding commitment to the community and its economic vitality is the epitome of the community banking mission. First National Bank’s investment in and support of its community will continue to make it an asset to the area for decades to come.”