First Southern Bank is HerrinFesta Italiana 2024 Title Sponsor

 First Southern Bank, a Southern Illinois-owned and managed bank with locations throughout the region is partnering with one of the area’s premier festivals as the event’s top sponsor.

HerrinFesta Italiana President Cris Trapani recently announced First Southern Bank as the Title Sponsor for the 2024 Festa, set for May 19-27 in Herrin. The event, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the Williamson County community each year.

“We at HerrinFesta, along with our partners, the Herrin Chamber of Commerce, City of Herrin, and the Herrin Civic Center, are excited to welcome First Southern Bank as our event’s Title Sponsor. We look forward to working with their team to put on a great festival this year,” Trapani said.

For First Southern Bank, the role as the Title Sponsor of HerrinFesta Italiana is a perfect fit.

“Our ties with the Herrin community run deep and our partnership with HerrinFesta Italiana has been strong since the inception,” explained First Southern Bank President and CEO John Dosier. “First Southern is honored to be the 2024 Title Sponsor for HerrinFesta Italiana.”

The annual Festa was named Illinois’ Best Festival in 2014 and continues to live up to its reputation. With one-of-a-kind events ranging from Bocce Ball tournaments to the much-anticipated Grand Parade as well as a thrilling midway, great Italian food and a long list of entertainment, the Festa is a “must-do” on many Southern Illinoisans’ agenda and the unofficial kick-off to summer in the region.

“HerrinFesta is such an important part of Herrin, a weeklong event that has so many community leaders invest hundreds of hours of their own time to create an amazing experience for all who attend,” Dosier added. “As a long-term partner with HerrinFesta Italiana, First Southern Bank is excited to become the Title Sponsor for 2024.

The Festa officially begins Monday, May 20 with the Miss HerrinFesta Scholarship Pageant. The hugely-popular carnival opens at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 23 and runs through Monday, May 27.

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