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Local banks pledge $200,000 to new Y

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gordon Brown, executive director of the Monett Area YMCA, pictured at far left, looks on as Dr. John Jungmann, Ann Hall, Darrin Newbold and Rob Jackson, pictured from left, stand at the future home of the new Monett Area YMCA facility. Hall and Newbold are representing their respective institutions while Jungmann and Jackson serve on the YMCA Capital Campaign Management Committee. [Photo courtesy Ewa Michalska]

Two locally-owned banks have stepped forward to demonstrate their willingness to invest in the ongoing success of the local community.

Community National Bank and First State Bank have both committed to support the YMCA Capital Campaign in its efforts to develop a new facility. Ann Hall, president of First State Bank, and Darrin Newbold, president of Community National Bank, are proud to announce that their respective institutions have each pledged $100,000 toward the new Monett Area YMCA facility.

"We believe in this area and fully expect it to grow in a number of positive ways," said Hall. "We believe that improvements like this help not only to provide more services and opportunities for the people already here, but also to draw more people to the area. It's a long-term investment in our community that we know will benefit many people."

"This facility will serve our area in a number of important ways," echoes Newbold, "encouraging businesses and people to come to the area and frequent other local businesses. Increased activity, a safe place for community events and a focus on wellness in the area are all strong steps to take. Ultimately, it will help us all."

Information on the YMCA Capital Campaign is available on the website (http://www.yourmonettymca.org/) or by contacting Gordon Brown, Monett YMCA Branch executive director, at 235-8213.

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