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First Community Bank and Trust's 'State Fair' Float Takes 1st Place

Beecher Parade Pays Tribute to American Musicals

Beecher, Illinois – Each year the competition gets steeper for Beecher's Annual Fourth of July Parade. With a theme of "American Musicals" as their guide, local businesses, churches and organizations called on their creative talents to decorate a float worthy of top honors. First Community Bank and Trust rose to that challenge and took first place with their tribute to the classic musical, "State Fair". Playing songs from the 1945 production, the float was festooned in bright green and featured a ferris wheel along with a gorgeous hand-painted background. This was one of the most elaborate floats the bank has ever assembled. The bank also entered another float to celebrate their 95th anniversary. That float was hard to miss as it carried a 6-foot tall, four-layer cake!

View more photos of our two floats

State Fair Float - "1st Prize Winner"

State Fair Float


95th Anniversary Cake Float

95th Anniversary Float


First Community Bank and Trust looks forward to participating in the Beecher Fourth of July Parade every year as well as Beecher's Lighted Parade in December. The floats take approximately 100 hours to complete and require the efforts of many employees. For photos of the floats, see our online photo album on Flickr.

The Independence Day Parade was part of Beecher's 85th Annual Fourth of July Celebration. This four-day event features a carnival, bingo, nightly entertainment, and a magnificent fireworks display to conclude the festivities.

About First Community Bank and Trust
First Community Bank and Trust is a privately owned bank. Established in 1916 First Community Bank and Trust has been serving Beecher, IL, Peotone, IL and the surrounding communities for over 99 years. Our commitment to providing the best banking products and services is matched only by our outstanding customer service. We offer traditional community banking services, including mortgage, consumer, and commercial lending, as well as state of the art electronic banking services.

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Press Contact:
Steven D. Koehn, VP
First Community Bank and Trust
(708) 946-2246