Community Bank is the latest organization to make a major donation to the capital campaign to build a Youth Center at the Louisa County Fairgrounds. The bank, with locations in Muscatine, Wilton, Wapello and Columbus Junction, committed $25,000 to the project. Community Bank actively supports projects in the communities they serve through volunteerism and financial support; the Youth Center project offers an opportunity to focus that support on the agricultural community. “Our bank is proud to be a part of the 4-H heritage represented by the Louisa County Fair and other 4-H related activities at the fairgrounds.” explains Sam Bell, Market President for Community Bank’s Columbus Junction location.
Community Bank has a long history in Louisa County. The Columbus Junction branch was chartered in 1963 and became part of the Community Bank family in 1999. In 2010 Community Bank added a second Louisa County location, building a new facility along Highway 61 in Wapello. The Community Bank has five locations in four cities that together employ 68 people. Farm lending and agribusiness are cornerstones of the bank’s business.
The fund raising effort for the Youth Center at the Louisa County Fair Grounds continues to be very successful. Community Bank is added to a list of major supporters that includes Casey’s General Store, Muscatine Food Corp, Louisa county Extension Council and the Community Foundation of Louisa County. Individual and family donations and a very successful fundraiser held by Louisa County 4-H have kept the project on track for a possible 2012 ground breaking. For more information about the Youth Center project please contact Susan Pretz, Secretary, Louisa County Fair Association or Bob Schlutz, Youth Center Committee Chair at 563-299-6916.