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F&M Trust to relocate Newville Office into new facilities

The construction work on F&M Trust’s new Newville Office is nearing completion. The new Newville Office, situated at 51 South High Street, will replace the bank’s present Newville Office at 9 West Big Spring Avenue.Officials at F&M Trust announced that the new Newville Office will be open on May 29.

The new banking office will be situated on property owned by 3T Investors, LP.The site formerly housed an ACNB drive-up location prior to the facility being sold.F&M Trust’s West Big Spring Avenue property has been sold to 3T Investors along with the adjoining parking lot.3T Investors will use F&M Trust’s West Big Spring Avenue property, along with the former St. Paul’s Church and the ACNB branch location in a $1.4 million revitalization project.The restoration of the buildings will accommodate commercial space on the first floor with apartments on the second and third floors.The revitalization plan includes additional parking and an open green space courtyard.

The 51 South High Street property will have multiple uses – a portion will be set aside for borough use, including town clock and potential permanent town Christmas tree, with another portion leased to F&M Trust for the new Newville Office.

F&M Trust’s new 528 square foot office will incorporate drive-up teller and ATM access as well as a mini-community office design to serve walk-up customers. The office has a banking lobby with safe deposit boxes and a coupon booth. The bank is planning grand opening celebration from May 29 – June 16.

“We believe that this new banking office will offer greater customer convenience - - - the Newville Office on West Big Spring Avenue does not currently provide drive-up teller services, and the drive-up ATM is not easily accessible,” commented William E. Snell, Jr. president and CEO of F&M Trust. “The Newville community is very important to F&M Trust. It is in a market - Cumberland County - which we have done well in and we have no intention or plans of leaving this community. We remain committed to Newville.

“We are delighted to be able to work with 3T Investors. Our old property is a key to the revitalization project on the corner of West Big Spring Avenue and South High Street. We believe that the project will enhance the town and the community. So in the best interest of the community and for the long-term benefit of our customers, we felt it made good sense for us to sell the property and construct this new facility in town.We think this is a great location for us to continue to serve customers in this market. In addition, our long-term plan is to build a full-sized community office located near but not right in Newville within the next 24 months.”

The present Newville Office is scheduled to close at the end of business on Saturday, May 26 and the new Newville Office will open on the following Monday. The new office will offer expanded drive-up hours beginning daily at 8 am Monday-Saturday and lobby hours starting at 8:30 am Monday-Friday, and Saturdays at 9 am.Lobby and drive-up will remain open until 3 pm Monday-Wednesday, until 5 pm on Thursday, 6 pm on Friday, and noon on Saturday. Ellen Ile will serve as the community office manager.

F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg with over $1 billion in assets.With twenty-five community banking offices in Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties, the bank has offices in Newville, Carlisle, Shippensburg, Camp Hill, Boiling Springs, Chambersburg, Mont Alto, Marion, Waynesboro, Greencastle, St. Thomas, Warfordsburg, McConnellsburg, Hustontown, and Orbisonia.