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Credit Counseling Center celebrates anniversary, expansion


The Credit Counseling Center, a Bucks County nonprofit organization, celebrated its 25th year of operations at the expansion of its office located within the First National Bank of Newtown, 832 Second Street Pike, Richboro, on May 7, with a ribbon cutting and reception hosted by Joan Reading, executive director, and its Board of Directors.

The Board includes Chair Robert Szwajkos (Curtin & Heefner), Larry Grant (Aurum Consultants), Anne Berlin, Margaret Young (First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown), Thomas Maclin (Monument Bank), Ryan Fuller (GMG Insurance), Aret Kalayjian (Univest Bank), Lisa Folks (PNC Bank), Michael Sullivan (Fulton Bank), David Breidinger (Comcast), and James Barry.

Attending the event were John Parry (chairman) and Daniel J. Schaffer (president) – First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown; Mary Smithson, Bucks County clerk of courts; Christina M. Finello, deputy director of Housing & Human Services of Bucks County; and representatives of Penn Community Bank; U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (PA); U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick; state Reps. Gene DiGirolamo, Meghan Schroeder and Tommy Tomlinson; Matt Weintraub, Bucks County district attorney; Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce; Habitat for Humanity; Bucks County Family Services; Bucks County Opportunity Council; Big Brothers Big Sisters; John Adelstein; Josh Goldblum; and Patricia M. Mayer. Additional sponsors included QNB Bank, Covenant Bank, Fidelity Savings, Steamline Payroll, and William B. Parry & Son.