Premier Bank has presented an $18,000 check to Youngstown CityScape late Monday morning.

The check was presented in downtown Youngstown's Central Square. The funds will be used for making the city's annual Christmas tree lighting and parade more beautiful than ever before.

"Premier Bank has been a cornerstone partner with Youngstown CityScape since the beginning, and those cornerstone partners believe in the work that we do throughout the year. This funding is critical to our staff and what we're able to do downtown," said Youngstown CityScape Executive Director, Sharon Letson.

Premier Bank Regional President, Josh Toot says the bank has been doing this for several years, and this is something Premier Bank looks forward to every year.

"We're not just a bank downtown. We're a part of the downtown community. We've been doing that for over 100 years, and we continue to look forward to it," Toot said.