Sturdy Savings Bank’s Ocean City 34th Street Branch had a special visit from Santa Claus during its annual Tree Lighting event December 6.Dozens of people were in attendance during the festive event, including staff members, customers, as well as Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and Sturdy Savings Bank President and CEO, Gerald L. Reeves.Santa Claus was on hand for pictures with children while the UpTown Singers Choir filled the air with traditional seasonal sounds, which got everyone in the holiday spirit. Hot chocolate was served with festive cookies and candy canes to all who attended.Sturdy Savings Bank serves Cape May and Atlantic Counties at 13 branches located in Avalon, Cape May, Cape May Court House, Dennisville, North Cape May, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Rio Grande, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Tuckahoe, and Wildwood Crest. The UpTown Singers Choir joins Santa Claus in celebrating the holiday season during the annual Tree Lighting Event at the Sturdy Savings Bank Ocean City 34th Street Branch on December 6 Sturdy Savings Bank, Member FDIC, was built on a simple principle: serving the community. Their mission remains the same ~ some 95 years later. Sturdy employees are committed to neighborhood service. You’ll find them where it matters most: your little league fields, senior citizen centers, schools, firehouses and churches. They’ll be at the AARP luncheons, the local symphony concerts and the food pantry fundraisers. Sturdy has grown from a small-town savings and loan association to a local, full service bank that understands there is no place like “home,” and they are dedicated to their role as a community neighbor, partner and leader.For more information about Sturdy Savings Bank, visit www.sturdyonline.com or call 609-463-5206. Sturdy Savings Bank, Member FDIC is an Equal Housing Lender.