First State gives back


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For the second year in a row, First State Bank implemented a companywide initiative to give back to the communities it serves through employee volunteerism. Since January 2016, nearly 100 First State Bank employees have donated their time and talents to non-profit organizations across Adams, Brown, Highland and Fayette counties. The organizations selected as part of the program this year in Highland County included:

* Samaritan Outreach in Hillsboro

* Our Daily Bread through the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church

Projects to date have ranged from serving food, sorting items, stocking pantries, landscaping, staffing a yard sale to working with individuals with disabilities and packing backpacks for local children in need.

“At our First State Bank, our mission is to serve our community with passion and one way we accomplish this is by volunteering with these vital organizations that do so much to enrich the lives of local residents,” the bank said in a news release. “As a locally owned and operated community bank, we decided it was important for our people to get involved and help make a difference locally.”

Submitted by Elena Zint, First State marketing manager.

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