Windsor, VA … Farmers Bank has been part of the western Hampton Roads community for 100 years. In honor of this amazing milestone, the Bank is hosting a year of celebrations and invites the community to participate in their “Century of Memories” contest. Here’s how it works:
Area residents are invited to bring items from the past 100 years as well as Farmers Bank memorabilia to their local Farmers Bank branch. A photo will be taken and, with your permission, may be posted in the branch and on Farmers Bank’s social media platforms. A random winner will be selected each month at each bank branch to receive $100 in honor of the bank’s 100th year. In addition, a grand prize winner will be chosen in November and will receive $1,000.
Objects such as medals, photos, letters, coins, antiques, maps, clothing, checkbooks and savings passbooks, and anything else associated with Farmers Bank and/or the past century would be welcomed.
“The legacy of the past century lives on in countless ways and not least in the memories, objects and artifacts handed down through the generations that are still treasured today,” said Richard J. Holland, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Farmers Bank. “The items will remind us all of how our lives have changed and yet one thing remains the same–the prompt, courteous service of Farmers Bank. We look forward to seeing what our neighbors bring in as we celebrate 100 years of treasured friendships and service,” he added.
Much has happened in the past 100 years. In 1919, Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States. A first-class postage stamp cost two cents. And two products were introduced that changed lives: rotary dial telephones and the pop-up toaster.
Here in Windsor, five local business leaders planted the seed for a new bank. Shirley T. Holland, who was a recent college graduate, became the first cashier and later president of the locally-owned financial institution. Farmers Bank was and remains a community bank focused on customer service.
This memorabilia contest will be one of many special activities taking place throughout 2019 in honor of Farmers Bank’s 100 Years Strong campaign For further information, please go to: www.farmersbankva.com.
Farmers Bank, founded in 1919, is headquartered in Windsor, VA, and is a full-service community bank which operates seven branches throughout Tidewater Virginia. Additional information is available at the company’s website, www.farmersbankva.com.
Farmers Bank is very proud to be supporting the following local students as they further their education:Heather Bowen a graduate of Windsor High School planning to attend James Madison University
Madellyn Carr a graduate of Lakeland High School planning to attend Longwood University
Sydney Carter a graduate of Windsor High School planning to attend Davis & Elkins College
Taylor Anne Cross a graduate of Southampton High School planning to attend North Carolina State University
Hailey Delgado a graduate of Windsor High School planning to attend the University of Virginia
Cameron Keely-Parker a graduate of Deep Creek High School planning to attend the University of Richmond
Reann Nichols a graduate of Windsor High School planning to attend Old Dominion University
Cassidy Whitehurst a graduate of Indian River High School planning to attend George Mason University
“The Farmers Bank Scholarship Program is something I have always been very passionate about. I am honored that we are able to support local students and their families in the pursuit of higher education in this tangible way. We wish them much success in this new endeavor and look forward to all of their future accomplishments,” stated Richard J. Holland, Jr., Farmers Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Farmers Bank, founded in 1919, is headquartered in Windsor, Virginia, and is a community bank which operates seven branches and services areas throughout Tidewater, Virginia. Additional information is available at the company’s website, www.farmersbankva.com.
Contact: Richard J. Holland, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 757-242-6111