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The Wells Fargo stagecoach will be in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
The Wells Fargo stagecoach will be in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
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Wells Fargo & Company’s iconic stagecoach and horses will appear on Saturday at the 2014 Northeast Pennsylvania Heart Ball at the Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., in Wilkes-Barre, with the stagecoach set to arrive at the club at about 5:30 p.m.

The Wells Fargo stagecoach is one of the most recognized and enduring symbols in America, according to Greg Collins, Wells Fargo Northeast Pennsylvania Community banking regional president, who serves on the ball’s executive committee.

Wells Fargo is a major sponsor of the ball, which helps to advance the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Contributions go to support cardiovascular research, professional and community education, and advocacy efforts. The horse-drawn stagecoach will include several passengers including Heart Ball Chair Cornelio Catena and co-chair Brooks Turkel.

Catena is the chief executive officer of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Commonwealth Health. Turkel is chief executive officer at Regional Hospital of Scranton.

Since 1852, Wells Fargo has rushed customers’ important business via steamship, railroad and, of course, by stagecoach.

At first, Wells Fargo contracted with independent stage line owners for deliveries, but then later came to own and operate the largest stagecoach empire in the world. From that moment on, Wells Fargo has been forever linked with the six-horse Concord Coach charging across the vast plains and high mountains of the West.

The Wells Fargo stagecoach is among the most recognized corporate symbols in America. For 160 years, it has represented Wells Fargo’s dedication to serving customers and communities. The company describes the coach as “the living expression of Wells Fargo’s brand essence — working together — and a monument of America’s history of linking east and west.”

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