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Snapshot: Ambler Savings Bank Donates $10,000 to Methacton Planetarium

The Education Foundation for the Methacton Community presented the donation at the recent school board meeting.

The Education Foundation for the Methacton Community presented a $10,000 check during the Oct. 16 Methacton School Board meeting.

The donation was made by Ambler Savings Bank, which opened its Fairview Village branch in Worcester Township in Sept. 2011.

Diane Kresge, branch manager, and Roger Zacharia, Ambler Savings Bank execute vice president and chief operating officer, were on hand to help present the check.

According to Zacharia, while Ambler Savings Bank has been in Montgomery County for over 140, they are new to the Methacton Community area.

“We’re very excited to be here and we’re very excited to support the Methacton School District,” Zacharia said.

According to Ted Williams, director of the district’s Mallon Planetarium, the money will go toward supporting the educational programming at the planetarium by purchasing several new iPads.

“Our goal is basically to open up the universe using the iPads to our students,” Williams said.

Williams added that the iPads will be used both in the dome of the planetarium, as well as in the classroom. He said the iPads will greatly enhance the available technology to students, including access to certain apps and online tutorials.

“I want to say thank you very much to this bank. You think they’re giving us $10,000, I’m seeing this as hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of resources we can now touch for all our kids on our district.”

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