A year of collecting donations from the staff at Branson Bank has paid off in a big way for one local organization. Gift of Hope was chosen by Branson Bank’s employees to be the recipient of their annual Sweet Traditions Christmas Project.
Branson Bank has recently announced that Dr. Sue R. Head has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Directors. Dr. Head serves as the Dean of Character Education at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri, and oversees The Keeter Center for Character Education and School of the Ozarks.
At the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, Branson Bank distributed the “Crazy About Cookies’ Calendar Contest entry forms to Kindergarten through 4th grade students at Branson, Forsyth, Hollister, Kirbyville, Taneyville, Blue Eye, and Bradleyville Elementary Schools. The contest consisted of 2 parts: (1) a favorite cookie recipe and (2) a photo of the child baking the cookies in the kitchen.
A drought affects everyone, some more than others. It affects the livelihood of our local farmers, the amount of food distributed locally and nationally, as well as, the amount of food available for our livestock. On Tuesday, September 18th, Branson Bank and the University of Missouri Extension Office hosted the “Drought Survival Program and Dinner,” offering important information on how to plan for food shortages after a drought.
The Track Family Fun Parks in Branson, Missouri announced today the 3rd launch of “Life on Track” - a teen safe driving program. Several school districts from the junior high to high school levels will be involved: Branson, Hollister, Forsyth, Reeds Spring and Taneyville.
The drought this summer has created havoc for livestock producers who are preparing to feed cattle this winter with little forage and hay on hand. The Taney County Extension Center and Branson Bank are partnering to offer a program on Tuesday, September 18, near Taneyville, Missouri for farmers who want to discuss this issue and gain tips for surviving the drought. The program will begin with a tour at Rick Turner’s farm located in Taneyville so please bring your own lawn chair.
On Tuesday, employees of Branson Bank presented a donation to Gift of Hope in the amount of $450 as an effort to purchase sneakers for area students in need. Paper sneakers were displayed in the bank as customers and friends in the community helped donate to the effort.