Progress First, Progress Now: Current Projects
As the area’s strongest, most trusted community bank, The First is deeply involved in local events, organizations and development in the communities we serve. Our employees are your neighbors, your community supporters and friends. Here are a few ways we’re putting You First.
June 2 - Over the Edge
Benefitting the United Way of Reno County, this unique urban adventure gives you the chance to rappel down one of the tallest buildings in Downtown Hutchinson, The First! For more details on this event, or if you are interested in participating, please click here.
June 15 - Relay for Life of Reno County
Employees of The First and their families participate in the Relay for Life walk, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This event, held annually in June, takes place at Trinity Catholic High School in Hutchinson.
May 5 - Goddard's Safety First Event
The First's Goddard location is hosting a free community Safety First event. Learn how to keep your family safe and visit our team that's First for You, and First for Goddard! Meet members of the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department and check out a patrol car. Visit with some of the Goddard police officers who help keep you safe and learn about car seat safety at their information booth. The Sedgwick County Fire Department will offer fire safety tips and provide fire truck tours. Members of the Sedgwick County EMS and EMS Bike Team will be on hand to give health tips while you explore the inside of an ambulance.
May 4 - Main Street Hops for TECH
The First and various other businesses located in the Downtown Hutchinson area participate in this annual fundraiser for the Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson (TECH). At each venue, patrons get the opportunity to sample hors d' oeuvres and specialty brews. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please click here.
April 20 - Customer Shred Day
The First is helping you clear out old records and documents... spring clean the easy way with shredding at The First! Customers are encouraged to bring in unwanted personal documents to our Sherman & Main (Hutchinson), Andale, Goddard, and Haven locations from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for on-site shredding.
Quarterly Jean Day Organizations
As a supporter of the surrounding communities, The First and its employees contribute to numerous charitable organizations, both local and national. By wearing jeans on a designated day each month, the following organizations are being recognized in the 2nd quarter:
- Andale Public Library (Sedgwick County locations)
- Christian Soup Ministry (Reno County locations)
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Reno County locations)
- Goddard Public Library (Sedgwick County locations)
- Mt. Hope Public Library (Sedgwick County locations)
- Special Olympics (Sedgwick County locations)
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (All locations)