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Horizon Bank Donates to Friendship Botanic Gardens

Horizon Bank announces donation to Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City Indiana. The donation, in the amount of $35,000, was presented by Craig Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to John Leinweber, President of the Board of Directors at Friendship Botanic Gardens, on November 19, 2019.


Funds will be used to build the “Celebration Pavilion”, a premiere venue that will hold up to 250 guests for special events, educational activities, business meetings and more. The Pavilion has lighting, ceiling fans, and sides and will allow 250 guests to sit comfortably at an outdoor venue. With this new structure, The Gardens will continue to serve the visitors and residents of Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.


“We are so grateful for Horizon’s continued support of our gardens. The Gardens are an asset with unlimited potential to make a difference in our community,” stated Leinweber. He went on to say, “The new Celebration Pavilion is the first ever major building on our grounds and we look for it to provide an amazing venue for all of events we hold as well as serve our community partners with a comfortable meeting and event space. Again, we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude to Horizon Bank for their phenomenal commitment to the future of Friendship Botanic Gardens,” stated Leinweber.


“The Friendship Botanic Gardens is an amazing place to visit and has become a destination point in Northwest Indiana. This pavilion will be a perfect addition to the beautiful gardens and all they have to offer,” stated Dwight.


About Friendship Botanic Gardens
The Friendship Botanic Gardens is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that is a community treasure, and an oasis of formal gardens and nature trails tucked in an old-growth forest surrounding Trail Creek in Michigan City, Indiana.
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About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.

Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving northern and central Indiana, and southern and central Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank.  Horizon Bancorp, Inc. may be reached online at  Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.



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