From the Wires
Make The BMO Harris Bank Annual Holiday Display Part of Your Holiday Tradition
Donations made to Feeding America for every visitor to "Holiday Junction"
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 23, 2012 11:00 AM
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Harris Bank is pleased to announce this year's annual holiday display theme, Holiday Junction, which will feature BMO's collection of more than 150 life-sized, costumed animals. Celebrating its 40th year, a train-themed winter wonderland will pull into the downtown Milwaukee lobby just in time to spread some holiday cheer. The display is free and open to the public.
For each visitor to the display, BMO Harris Bank will contribute $5 to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the leading domestic hunger relief charity in the nation. The holiday display donations will help Feeding America in its efforts to prevent hunger and malnutrition by working with food banks across the nation and engaging the community to act to achieve a hunger-free America.
"For many families, our holiday display has long been a celebration of a warm and memorable family tradition, and this year, we're proud to continue the addition of a charitable experience that will help those in need of food during the holiday season," said Brad Chapin, Executive Vice President, Personal Banking, BMO Harris Bank.
"By including a donation for those who might be struggling during the holiday season, BMO Harris Bank has evolved its great tradition to help families and visitors give back to the community even more," said Bonnie Bellehumeur, Executive Director of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
This year celebrates the 40th year of this annual tradition of bringing the sights and sounds of the holidays to BMO Harris Bank customers and the community. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, BMO Harris employee volunteers will transform the downtown bank's lobby into the 1,300-square-foot display with more than 20 freshly cut evergreen trees, thousands of lights, and several feet of "snow."
Special Note: The lobby will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 24; and at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Please also visit www.bmoharris.com/holiday for hours and directions.
Over the past 40 years, BMO Harris's Holiday Displays have included a fishing tugboat, a Victorian park, an igloo at the North Pole, a Yukon train, an ice palace, a candy factory, and 1950s nostalgia featuring antique Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
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