Wednesday, April 29, 2015
New Peoples Bank Collins Branch Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening, Peoples Bank focuses tribute to Veterans
It was a day full of festivities, CD specials, giveaways and hourly door prizes. As the doors opened at 9:00, the first 100 guests were greeted with free t-shirts, warm smiles, joyful violin music, fresh flowers, and amazing brunch foods.
At the ribbon cutting event, held at 10:00, chamber and city officials spoke kind and welcoming words. Covington County Miss Hospitality, Allison Humphrey, made her first official appearance to cut the ribbon. Many elected officials, chamber members, and a community of supporters joined in to help celebrate this monumental event.
BBQ lunches began at 11:00, feeding around 450 people. B95 set up a live broadcast during the lunchtime hours and brought along their fuzzy mascot, Buzzy the Bee.
Rogers said, “We are honored to be able to give to this worthy organization. This is what our day was all about.”
Snow cones and popcorn began for the after school crowd at 3:00, followed by a 4:00 presentation of the “Our Great America” art contest winners. The top 3 overall winners’ artwork was also framed and presented to the local veterans to hang in the Veterans Home in Collins.
Opening its doors in Collins in 1997, Peoples Bank has become a huge supporter of the Covington County area. The Main Street corridor in Collins is also receiving a beautiful new “Welcome to Collins” brick tower
donated by Peoples Bank.
Peoples Bank President/CEO Dennis Ammann said, “Our goal is to make Covington County a better place. We succeed only when our communities and customers succeed.” He continued, “We are honored to be able to serve Collins and help draw people into this great downtown area.”
“Our Great American” Art Contest Winners
1st place-Isabella Davis, 2nd place-Bronwyn Pickering, 3rd place-Tylee Shows
11-12 year old winners:
1st place-Rylee Pippen, 2nd place-Morgan Eaton, 3rd place-Chloe Mooney
9-10 year old winners:
1st place-JoAnna Mooney, 2nd place-Tristen Barnes, 3rd place-Haley Dickens
7-9 year old winners:
1st place-Heagan Hittle, 2nd place-Kadence Burke, 3rd place-Avery McNair
5-6 year old winners:
1st place-Kirkleigh Woolwine, 2nd place-Tralyn Hauegan, 3rd place-Jayden Quinn
Overalll Winner, Isabella, is the 10 year old daughter of Kenneth and Dona Davis of Seminary. She is a 5th grader at Seminary Middle School. In addition to drawing, Isabella loves reading, scrapbooking and playing with her dolls.
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Ms. Thomas-Boone brings to Peoples Bank more than 35 years of mortgage experience. Most recently, she served as a Vice President at Bancorp South serving the central Mississippi area. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Housing Initiative and is a member of the Home Builders of Mississippi, Home Builders of Jackson and the Jackson Association of Realtors.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Clarke College.
“I am pleased to join the Peoples Bank family and to bring many years of mortgage experience with me,” Ms. Thomas-Boone said. “We offer our customers a complete array of home loan options including First-Time Homebuyers, Conventional, FHA and VA Loans, USDA 100% mortgage and more, including mortgage refinancing. With today’s mortgage rates hovering near historic lows, there is a great opportunity for many to enter the home buying market or to refinance a higher-rate mortgage.”
Ms. Thomas-Boone will be available to help customers in all Peoples Bank locations and the surrounding area.
Ammann said, “We encourage those interested in buying a home, refinancing a mortgage or needing credit repair to help qualify in the future, to talk with her today. There is no fee to get pre-qualified.”
She counts among her outside interests traveling and spending time with her three children and their families.
Peoples Bank is an Equal Housing Lender.
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