Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
For their third day trip of 2014, the Peoples Bank Platinum Club celebrated the First Day of Spring with a visit to Natchez on March 20.
With Spring Pilgrimage in full swing, the 38 members of the group took advantage of perfect spring weather to tour three antebellum homes in the area, each with its own distinctive characteristics.
Longwood, perhaps the most often photographed of the Natchez antebellum mansions, and described as “the grandest octagonal house in America,” was the first home on the tour. The exterior of the six-story structure was completed first, but when the Civil War broke out in 1861, construction stopped, leaving the family to live in the basement, which had been finished as temporary quarters.
The home was never finished and after being designated as a National Historic landmark, will remain in its unfinished condition that demonstrates the tremendous upheaval that came with the Civil War.
The second home on the tour, Lansdowne, is still owned and occupied by the descendants of the original builder on land owned by the family since the 1780s.
Lansdowne is also still decorated with its original furnishings and art.
Overlooking the Mississippi River on the Natchez Bluffs, Rosalie was commandeered as the Union headquarters in Natchez during the Civil War. It is now owned by the Mississippi State DAR Society.
Platinum Club members and friends got a glimpse of the Old South through the period costumes of guides at each home and learned much about the state’s history from a step-on guide who narrated the tour.
At noon, the group was treated to a buffet of traditional Southern “dinner” favorites, including their signature fried chicken, at the Carriage Inn on the grounds of Stanton Hall.
The next Platinum Club adventure is a 10-day trip to Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria, April 30-May 9.
Reservations are still being taken for a June jaunt to Dallas-Ft. Worth, where some of the featured attractions will be the cattle drive at the Ft. Worth Stockyards, the new George W. Bush Presidential Library, the museum at the assassination site of John F. Kennedy, the Mary Kay cosmetics factory, and Marshall Pottery.
The four-day, three-night trip will also include a tour of the new Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and several shopping venues, including Neiman Marcus. This trip is open to members and and friends of Peoples Bank Platinum Club.
More information on Platinum Club or reservations for the June trip are available at Peoples Bank in Magee or by calling 601-849-2210 and asking for Debbie Walker or Oliver McLean.
Peoples Bank Platinum Club directors are Oliver and Donna McLean.
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Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Peoples Bank President and CEO Dennis Ammann today announced that veteran banker and real estate broker Michael H. Long has joined the bank and will serve as Real Estate Officer at the Mendenhall Main Office.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, but longtime resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Long is a 1986 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate/Mortgage Finance. He brings to Peoples Bank more than 20 years of banking experience, most recently affiliated with M&F Bank. In addition to his banking experience, Long is a Real Estate Broker.
He and his wife, Kim, have two children and, in his free time Long is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. The Longs are member of Broadmoor Baptist Church, where he is a member of the Adult Choir.
“Mike brings an exceptional skill set to his new position at Peoples Bank,” Ammann said. “We know that Mike’s capabilities and experience will make us a better bank.”
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
February is Mardi Gras time, and 47 travelers with the Peoples Bank Platinum Club celebrated the season with a special Saturday day trip to the Mardi Gras Bash in Shreveport, La., on Feb. 22.
The Bash is an enhanced Mardi Gras event sponsored each year by the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce for large travel groups.
Platinum Club members and guests were invited to a buffet lunch of Cajun foods under a dining tent on the parade route. They enjoyed such specialties as crawfish “A-2-Fay,” fried catfish, meat pies, meatballs, red beans and rice, and a chicken and sausage gumbo. The array of desserts included the iconic King Cake.
A Cajun band played for dancing under the tent with demonstrations by a Cajun dance group, and several Platinum Club travelers accepted the invitation to kick up their heels.
After lunch, special eight-passenger trams whisked guests through downtown Shreveport and along the avenue that stretches along the Red River for an up close view of the Mardi Gras float line-up.
Saturday’s parade was presented by the Krewe of Centaur. It is the largest Mardi Gras parade in the Ark-La-Tex area. Forty floats, several marching bands and other units paraded before a record crowd of spectators for two hours through picture-perfect weather.
Platinum Club members had seats in a special roped-off section, but there was little sitting as float “throwers” began flinging beads, plastic cups, mini footballs, T-shirts and even mini Moon Pies into the crowd.
When spectators weren’t grabbing for treasure, they were tapping their toes and gyrating to the lively music - Cajun, pop, rock and country - emanating from the passing floats, some of which carried whole live bands.
It was truly a day of “laissez les bons temps rouler” for the Platinum travelers from Simpson, Rankin, Covington, Smith and Jeff Davis counties!
Krewe of Centaur was organized in 1991 and proclaim themselves “bound together by the common goals of building a better community and the pursuit of good family fun.”
“The good community and the family fun were certainly in evidence at this event,”said Platinum Club director Oliver McLean. “We saw no drinking or misbehavior at all, none of the things you sometimes associate with Mardi Gras parades in other places. This was a fun event we could all enjoy.”
The group was accompanied by Peoples Bank Platinum Club directors Oliver and Donna McLean. The trip was coordinated by Lance Clay of Trek Travel.
The next Platinum Club day trip is set for March 20, when the group will head for Natchez for the annual Pilgrimage. For information, call Peoples Bank in Magee at 601-849-2210 and ask for Oliver McLean or Debbie Walker.
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