Horizon Bank Announces Support for Michigan City Police Department Events


MCPD_Donation_check_2017Michigan City, Indiana — Horizon Bank is pleased to announce its financial support for the Michigan City Police Department (MCPD) by making a donation of $5,000 to the department.


Steve Kring, the bank’s LaPorte County Market President says of the $5,000 donation, “We believe it’s important to support our local police department and wanted to help the MCPD in funding its outreach efforts. They have done an incredible job serving, protecting, and keeping this community safe. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring police department.”


The funds will assist the police department in putting together several community events that are on tap for this summer, including: the May 20th Community Day; the annual Youth Leadership Academy that takes place in June; the July Kiddie Parade; and the Back to School Rally in August, among others.


Police Chief Mark Swistek says he and the MCPD greatly appreciate the support they’ve received from the bank over the course of many years. “Historically, Horizon Bank makes annual donations in support of the police department,” he says. “We have partnered on numerous community outreach events over the years. Their donations have assisted with community education events, the purchase of SWAT and scuba equipment, and the purchase of laptop computers for officers.”


The May 20th event was held at the new park located at 1201 East Michigan Boulevard. Swistek noted that the event included a Build-a-Bike activity with 50 kids receiving new bikes, bike helmets, and locks. Additionally, free basketballs were handed out to the first 100 kids at the basketball court that day. Other activities included a visit from Ronald McDonald, plus face painting and balloon animals provided by Michiana Clowns.


The donation is part of Horizon Bank’s ongoing commitment to serving local organizations throughout its service area.

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.

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