Trusty and Penny at The Skowhegan Savings 140th Anniversary
The Tale of Trusty and Penny
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Trusty and Penny at The Skowhegan Holiday Stroll
Trusty and Penny joined friends from the Bank and participated in the Skowhegan Holiday Stroll on December 3. The Stroll is sponsored by Main Street Skowhegan.
On August 25, Skowhegan Savings continued to celebrate the Bank's 140th birthday with a party at the Madison branch office. Despite the rainy weather, guests enjoyed barbequed hamburgers and hot dogs, visits from Trusty Tree and Penny Pine Cone and birthday cake. Guests who brought an item of food for the local food pantry got a chance to "sink a banker" in the dunk tank. Click here for a photo gallery.
Trusty and Penny joined 1st graders at the Mill Stream School to sing about their donations to the Haitian earthquake relief effort.
Earlier in the year, they were present when the students celebrated their 100th day of school and brought their donations, in pennies, to the Norridgewock branch of Skowhegan Savings.
On June 10th, Skowhegan Savings continued to celebrate the Bank's 140th birthday with a party at the Community Center for All Seasons in Belgrade. People enjoyed fine food, a DJ, birthday cake and visits from mascots Trusty Tree and Penny Pine Cone. Click here for a photo gallery.
On May 19, Trusty Tree and Penny Pine Cone helped Skowhegan Savings celebrate the Bank's 140th birthday with a cook-out and celebration at the branch office in Bingham. Click here for a photo gallery.
On January 20, 2010 Skowhegan Savings continued to celebrate the Bank's 140th birthday with a business after-hours event at the Fairfield branch that was co-hosted with the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. Guests enjoyed fine food and drink, birthday cake and visits from mascots Trusty Tree and Penny Pine Cone. Click here for a photo gallery.
Trusty and Penny went to Saddleback Maine for Customer Appreciation Day.
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Trusty Tree and Penny Pine Cone come from a very large community of pine trees in the Maine woods.
From a young age, Trusty always was helpful to his brothers and sisters and the other inhabitants of the forest. His parents could always depend on him to do the right thing – grow straight and tall, provide dependable places for birds and squirrels to live and show other trees how to live in the forest through the rain, snow, and wind.
Penny is Trusty's best friend. She is always looking toward the future and all the possibilities that exist in the world. She knows that small steps can lead to great success if she works hard. She is curious about everything around her, asks lots of questions and shares everything she knows with Trusty.
Trusty and Penny's families have been helping Mainers for generations by providing
wood for homes, furniture, paper and more. They also have invited people into
their neighborhoods to enjoy the fresh air and peaceful settings that pine
tree forests provide.
Trusty and Penny thought it would be great fun to make new friends and bring some of the things they had learned growing up in the woods to the people living in towns and villages around Maine. So one summer day, they left the woods and walked to town. They noticed a sign at a local bank that had a pine tree on it and thought that might be a good place to start.
They entered the bank and went up to the counter. They explained who they were and that they were looking to make some new friends and learn more about people in the town. The bank teller happily told them they'd come to the right place. She explained that the bank, Skowhegan Savings, knew how important pine trees have been to the people in the community.
The teller offered to introduce Trusty and Penny to new people at the many community events and activities that the bank was involved in throughout the year. Trusty and Penny were delighted to have found just what they were looking for on their first try!
Trusty and Penny became very good friends with the folks at Skowhegan Savings. They continue to go to events with them to make new friends, share some pine tree wisdom and have fun.