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First National Bank of Louisiana Announces Donation to Establish Randy Prather Boys & Girls Club in Crowley

Pictured Left to Right: Rhyan Wheeler, Jim Lyons, Joe Spell, Randy Prather, Tracy Wirtz, Lee Lawrence, Brian Ford, Mary Zaunbrecher

Crowley, LA – As part of its 100th-anniversary celebration, First National Bank of Louisiana (FNB) is proud to announce a significant donation towards the establishment of the Randy Prather Boys & Girls Club in Crowley. This initiative aims to address the longstanding need for youth-focused community organizations in the city of Crowley.


The Randy Prather Boys & Girls Club, scheduled to open its doors in Fall 2024, will provide a vital resource for the youth, offering a safe and supportive environment for their growth, learning, and development.


Mr. Randy Prather, Chairman of the Board at FNB, has been a steadfast supporter, Board Member, and volunteer with the Boys & Girls Clubs for many years. His dedication to the organization and passion for empowering youth have been instrumental in bringing this project to life.


The announcement of naming the new club took place at FNB’s centennial event in Crowley, in the presence of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana Board Members along with esteemed supporters of the community. This collaborative effort emphasizes the commitment of both FNB and local individuals to invest in the future of Crowley’s youth.


“First National Bank planned this special donation during our centennial year to mark the occasion of our anniversary and to honor the service of our Chairman of the Board Randy Prather,” said FNB President Jim Lyons. “Selecting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana as our nonprofit was an easy choice. Our bankers have been involved with the organization as board members, volunteers, and as donors throughout the years.”


“We are absolutely thrilled to announce the establishment of a new Club right here in the heart of Crowley. It’s truly inspiring to witness the community’s dedication to empowering our youth, and we anticipate witnessing the ripple effects of this investment for generations to come. The decision to name the Club after Randy Prather is the perfect finishing touch, adding a meaningful layer to this endeavor.” – Rhyan Wheeler, Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana CEO & President


About First National Bank of Louisiana (FNB)

FNB is commemorating its centennial in 2024 – celebrating the past while looking ahead to the future as a strong community bank. Our bankers take pride in building relationships and trust with our customers, helping them to achieve their personal and business goals. FNB is well positioned to serve South Louisiana’s banking and lending needs for generations to come. For more information, visit us online at or in person at locations in Crowley, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Sulphur.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana

This year marks the 54th anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana. Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana operates under a mission to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Serving youth in 8 different locations, Boys & Girls Clubs provide opportunities through after school programs and summer camps with activities focusing on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles & Habits, and Good Character & Leadership.


If interested in supporting the Boys & Girls Club, visit or call 337-268-9555.

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