By Meg Dickens
Johnson County Bank has decided to spread Christmas cheer this week with its annual open house community event featuring local businesses, and customers will receive gifts each day along with the chance to win door prizes.
All gifts and door prizes are locally sourced and purchased by the bank. Each day is themed towards a distinct part of the community.
“We wanted to do something a little different this year,” said bank employee and County Commissioner Megan McEwen. “JCB realizes how important our community is, and we want to celebrate by showing appreciation.”
On Monday, Johnson County Bank focused on helping local seniors. The bank donated $1,000 to the Senior Heating Fund, which buys oil for financially struggling seniors. Johnson County Bank also donated $200 to the Johnson County Senior Center, gave away a rocking chair, and delivered apples to the center.
Residents at Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Clinic and Sunset Gardens Assisted Living received pens and calendars. Customers received free jar openers.
On Tuesday, the focus was on families and local businesses. This event encourages people to shop local. As founding member Bill Brookshire used to say, “treat everyone like family.” Johnson County Bank gave away a snowman decoration, and each customer received a notebook. Former employees came back to visit, and the bank hosted its annual ugly sweater day.
On Thursday, the focus was on farmers. Johnson County is a rural community with a rich history in farming. The county was formerly known as the Green Bean Capital of the World and now has a substantial tobacco crop. Customers will receive a flashlight.
On Friday, everything was about the kids. Santa was there to take photos with children from 12 PM to 2 PM. The bank gave away two bicycles, a wagon, gnomes, and flips. Each customer received slime, a charging bracelet, and a coin bank.
Saturday was a day to wind down. There will not be a theme, but customers still receive gifts. Saturday’s gifts include mugs, beanies, change purses, and lip
For more information, contact Johnson County Bank at (423) 727-7701, visit the bank Facebook page, or check online at johnsoncountybank.com.