John R. Buran, president and CEO of Flushing Bank (center) presents the light show tickets to Ray Hopp, deputy director of Colonial Youth & Family Services (fourth from left). (Photo: Flushing Bank)
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Flushing Bank gives light show tickets to youth services nonprofit

Colonial Youth & Family Services received free tickets to the Smith Point Light Show last week, thanks to a donation from Flushing Bank.

Bank officials donated the tickets at its new branch office in Shirley, allowing 25 carloads of kids and families into the light show presented by the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County.

Flushing Bank also held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at its two new branches in Shirley and Islandia, which were formerly part of Empire National Bank. Empire was recently acquired by Flushing Bank.

“As a community bank, we recognize the importance of giving back and demonstrating our commitment to the communities we serve,” John R. Buran, president and CEO of Flushing Bank, said in a company statement. “We are new to the Suffolk County market, however because of our recent acquisition of Empire National Bank and its long-standing relationship with the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, we are a proud sponsor of the Smith Point Light Show. Given what a tough year this has been for all of us, we wanted to spread a little holiday cheer to the children and families who could use it most.”

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