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By: Josh Sharrow

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region is proud to announce a partnership with FirstMerit Bank to welcome our Club members and their families for a traditional Thanksgiving Fest on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Bay City Unit, located at 300 W. Lafayette.

This opportunity to our Club members for giving thanks is a wonderful family sit-down event spending time together for a wonderful traditional meal. Volunteers from FirstMerit Bank will help with the event. FirstMerit Bank is proud to support Our Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.

?FirstMerit is pleased to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region and we look forward to helping its members and their families enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration,? said Dave Green, Bay City Community President for FirstMerit. ?We share the Club?s commitment to enhancing the lives of our neighbors, friends and families.?

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region is more than an AfterSchool and Educational Program. We are their safe haven, a home away from home. Our Clubs provide diverse activities that meet the interest of all youth ages 6-18. Our 5 Core Programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential.

Character and Leadership Development ? empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and good character, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and others? cultural identities. Education and Career Development- enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Health and Life Skills ? develops young people?s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Arts ?enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Sports, Fitness and Recreation ? develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills

About FirstMerit Corporation - FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of approximately $24.6 billion as of September 30, 2014, and 381 banking offices and 411 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania. FirstMerit provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. Principal affiliates include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation and FirstMerit Title Agency, Ltd. For more information, visit us at

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region served thousands of children every year at our 5 locations: Bay City, Essexville, Pinconning, Saginaw and Carrollton. Visit us at and ?like? our Facebook page Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region for up-to-date information

For More Information on Boys & Girls Clubs contact Ginger Drzewicki at 989-892-6723

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