SPIRIT n Noble Community Bank, a new full-service independent bank created to serve the Sussex County area will hold its official grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.17, at 370 Lafayette Road (Route 15, next to the Woodland Group Building) in Sparta. According to Brian Fitzpatrick, Noble Community Bank president and CEO, the Saturday event kicks off a month-long celebration featuring special financial offers and sweepstakes offering a chance to win a gift certificate worth $1,000 at Sparta Coin and Jewelry. In addition, the celebrations on Saturday will include early bird gifts for the first 50 adults who visit the bank that day, an instant cash giveaway with a top prize of $250, refreshments, souvenir gifts, a court jester, a Dixieland band, and more. "To add to all the excitement of our grand opening, we're also offering a new high-rate money market account to all our checking customers with direct deposit," Fitzpatrick said. "At 3.65%, our Regal Money Market Account features one of the highest money market yields available in the area. It features a $10,000 minimum balance and includes free telephone banking, free online banking, and free bill pay. "We're inviting all our friends and neighbors to join us on opening day, to meet the Noble Community Bank family and sample hometown banking at its best," he said. Noble Community Bank offers a complete range of modern financial services, including residential mortgages, home equity lines of credit, commercial mortgages and business loans and lines of credit, fee-free checking, 24-hour walk-up ATM, special handicapped-accessible teller service, and more. As a local, independent bank, Noble Community Bank also offers special loan and financial management programs designed for small and medium size businesses. Fitzpatrick also announced that Gregory Daniels will serve as Noble Community Bank senior vice president and chief financial officer, Tom D'Urso as senior vice president and chief lending officer, and Carole Raney as senior executive assistant to the president and CEO. For additional information on the bank or any of its services, visit noblecommunity.com, or the office at 370 Lafayette Road; or call Victoria Tramaglini, branch manager, 973-940-1071. Noble Community Bank is a member of the FDIC and is an Equal Housing Lender.