Associated Bank on Main Street in Merrill hosts holiday food drive

MERRILL, Wis. - Nov. 9, 2012 - The Associated Bank branch on Main Street in Merrill will host a holiday food drive from Nov. 19 to Dec. 21.

During the holiday food drive the branch will collect nonperishable food items to donate to The Merrill Community Food Pantry.

"As a branch we find it extremely gratifying to give back to our community in any way possible," said Jo Waltenberg, branch manager, Associated Bank. "Our goal is to help those in need during this holiday season. Everyone deserves to have a warm meal no matter what their situation is and we along with community members would like to fulfill that need."

In celebration of the holiday season, Santa will be visiting the branch on Friday Nov. 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. A professional photographer from Photography by Tina will be available to community members who would like their photo taken with Santa. During this time the photographer will offer special holiday savings on holiday photos, cards and unique holiday gifts to those donating nonperishable items. All children will receive a "surprise" from Santa and Associated Bank.

Please join us in this community event to help The Merrill Community Food Pantry.

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $23 billion and is one of the top 50, publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services through more than 250 banking locations serving more than 150 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at

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