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 width=Taylorville, Illinois As a community bank, Peoples Bank & Trust recognizes the value of volunteerism in our communities.  To recognize, commend and promote the volunteerism, Peoples Bank & Trust has established a program to recognize an outstanding community member for their volunteer efforts of improvement to our community.

Becca Wiggins has been chosen as the Peoples Bank & Trust Volunteer of the Quarter for her efforts as a "Soldier's Angel".  When she was only in the second grade, she began adopting soldiers stationed over seas by sending them care packages.  She decided that she would like to do something more than the care packages. Project Valor, another division of the Soldier's Angels, provides veterans that have lost heir limbs with voice activated computers.  Becca now has a new mission, raising funds for those computers. She has recruited others such as her 4-H club, The Clover Club, to join in those efforts. She has also taken her cause on the road, actively making presentations to businesses and organizations in an effort to raise the money for these computers  Each voice activated computer costs approximately $600.00.  Becca has raised enough money to purchase five voice activated laptops.

Becca is 10 years old and is in the 5th grade at Memorial School. 

In honor of her service, Peoples Bank & Trust is very proud to award Becca with a  donation to Project Valor and Becca's name will be placed on a plaque to be displayed at the bank.

Peoples Bank & Trust is an independent Community Bank with six offices located in Pana, Taylorville, Altamont, Charleston, Tower Hill and Springfield.  Peoples is a full service bank offering outstanding customer service to consumers, small business, and farmers in Central Illinois.  People First Bancshares, Inc., with corporate offices in Pana, Illinois, is the holding company for Peoples Bank & Trust.

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