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Country Bank awards $12,000 to the Carson Center

June 16, 2014


 Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs & Community Relations Specialist

 (Office)  413-967-2296             (Cell) 413-237-6743




Country Bank awards $12,000 to the Carson Center 


Ware-(June 16, 2014) Paul Scully, President and CEO of Country Bank, and Shelly Regin, First VP, Director of Marketing at CB, paid a surprise visit to the Baystate Mary Lane Community Benefits Advisory Committee (CBAC) this past week.  


Mr. Scully personally acknowledged the great work of the CBAC and awarded the Carson Center two checks.  The first, for $2,000, was a portion of the proceeds from Country Bank’s Community Series performances at The Center at Eagle Hill.  The second check, for $10,000, was a direct gift from Country Bank to further the Carson Center’s provision of services for community members who are struggling with addiction.   


These funds were given to compliment the “Yes to Life, Structured Out-Patient Addiction Program” at the Carson Center, which was funded by Baystate Mary Lane Hospital's Determination of Need (DON) funds last year.   DON funding was made available for community health initiatives as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need (DON) process related to capital expenditures for BMC’s new Emergency Department in Springfield. 


“We are so proud to support this important and worthwhile program which will help so many of our community members” stated Mrs. Regin.  “Country Bank recognizes this as an opportunity to assist The Carson Center and their Yes to Life Program and in turn bring support to those who need it in our surrounding towns”.  For more information about Country Bank visit


In attached photo left to right: Shelly Regin, First VP, Director of Marketing Country Bank,

Jane Simonds, Director of Strategic Development & Quality for Carson Center, Ed Schreiber, Director of Intensive Addiction Services for Carson Center and Paul Scully, President and CEO of Country Bank.