Tewksbury, MA – On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Dracut Branch Manager Rita Sheahan represented Lowell Five Bank at a dedication ceremony held by the Town of Dracut and local veterans to honor the memory of Dracut Vietnam Veteran, Marine Capt. Paul Leo Gormley, Jr. Thanks to the efforts of Eagle Scout Benjamin Dean and a partnership between the Town of Dracut and Lowell Five Bank, a newly built gazebo now sits alongside Capt. Gormley’s memorial stone.
The Town of Dracut approved Benjamin’s request to rebuild the old gazebo, which sits on the corner of Mammoth Road and Lakeview Avenue, known as Polly’s Corner, as an Eagle Scout project to honor Capt. Gormley, Jr. The Town, however, could not provide funding for the project. That’s where Lowell Five stepped in. The Bank had approached Ann Vandal, Dracut Town Manager, about repurposing the Bank’s donation to the Town’s canceled 2020 4th of July Fireworks display. Mrs. Vandal suggested using the funds to support Benjamin’s project. Lowell Five eagerly agreed.
“Earlier this year, as it became clear that many local events and fundraisers would be canceled due to COVID-19, Lowell Five Bank decided to do what we can to honor sponsorship pledges we made for 2020 even if events are canceled,” explained David Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lowell Five Bank. “We recognize the continuing financial strain that the economic impact of COVID-19 places on municipalities and non-profits and we are committed to supporting them throughout these challenging times.”
November 13, 2020