Press Release

The First makes donation

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Employees of The First recently raised $739.36 for Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility’s Activity Fund as part of the bank’s Casual for a Cause program. First employees in all 15 branch locations collected the funds in exchange for the privilege of dressing casually on Fridays in December.

Since 1995, employees of the First have been dressing casually on Fridays in support of charitable organizations throughout our market areas in Maine. Each participating employee contributes a dollar to the Casual for a Cause fund in exchange for the privilege of dressing casually. After the funds are collected, a check is presented to an employee-nominated, non-profit organization.

Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility is located in Milbridge and provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities. The activities fund provides Christmas gifts and other assorted activities for its residents.

The First is a genuine community bank serving the people of Maine since 1864 with offices in Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Calais, Camden, Damariscotta, Eastport, Ellsworth, Northeast Harbor, Rockland, Rockport, Southwest Harbor, Waldoboro, and Wiscasset. A new branch will be opening in Bangor in February. For more information about The First, please call 1-800-564-3195 or visit You can also find The First on Facebook.