First National Bank and Amerifest

This past weekend, people from all over the area visited Bluffton for the first annual “Amerifest.”  This event combined the Lion’s annual classic car show, Rotary International’s Freedom Fest, and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  The weekend was a success: the weather was great, someone won a Corvette in the Lion’s charity raffle, and a great fireworks display capped off the night with a bang.  Along with many other volunteers, employees at First National Bank helped play a part in all three events.  From working the duck races for Rotary International to selling raffle tickets for the Corvette drawing, they were involved in many different aspects of the weekend festivities. 

Saturday was also the day pegged by First National Bank as “Young Entrepreneurs Day.”   Area youth squeezed lemons, baked treats, and tried their hand at going into business for a day.  The effort was designed to encourage young people to be creative and get excited about earning and saving money.  Thanks to all the parents and older siblings who helped their young entrepreneurs get a sweet taste of success.   And thanks also to all of their customers who supported their efforts and probably got a blade of grass in their lemonade and drank it anyways!   I’m already looking forward to next year’s event…

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