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Recent Events by First State Bank Employees in the Community

WCHS Career Fair

WCHS Career Fair

Amy Davis, Heather Owen, and Brittany Clark represented FSB at the Wayne County High School Career Fair on October 10.

Clara School

Clara School
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Clara School 3
Clara School 4

Clara first graders stopped by the Main Office on their field trip. They stayed for a presentation on saving and then headed off to their next destination.

AHA Bake Sale

AHA Bake Sale

First State Bank in Laurel hosted a bake sale to raise money for the American Heart Association.

Leakesville Elementary School

Leakesville Elementary School

Kindergarten classes visited our bank in Leakesville for a tour.

Money Management Seminar

Money Management Seminar

First State Bank helped sponsor a Money Management Seminar in Waynesboro.

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief

First State Bank collected items for Hurricane Harvey relief.

South Jones

South Jones

A group of employees worked at the concession stand at a South Jones football.

Waynesboro Animal Rescue

Waynesboro Animal Rescue

First State Bank employees in Waynesboro donated items to WAR- Waynesboro Animal Rescue!

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

First State Bank hosted a reception for school board members and other dignitaries before the Wayne County High School Graduation.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

First State Bank’s Relay for Life team raised $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Pearlie Grove Women's Ministry Information Expo

Pearlie Grove Women's Ministry Information Expo

Michelle Smith and Anita Strickland represented FSB at the Pearlie Grove Women's Ministry Information Expo.

Enterprise Elementary School

Enterprise Elementary School

Michelle Smith and Heather Stewart spoke about saving to the 3rd graders at Enterprise Elementary School.

EMBDC Home & Garden Show

EMBDC Home & Garden Show

FSB participated in the EMBDC Home & Garden Show in Meridian.

USS Philippine Sea

USS Philippine Sea

First State Bank collected items for the USS Philippine Sea. Pictured are the employees of our Laurel location presenting the items to Mason Howell who has started a project to adopt the ship by collecting items to hopefully help for an easier deployment for the service men and women.

Wayne County Career and Technical Education Center

Wayne County Career and Technical Education Center

Heather Owen and Brittany Clark represented FSB at the WCCTC’s Career Fair.

South Jones Elementary School

South Jones Elementary School

Laura Rigdon spoke to the 1st graders at South Jones Elementary School about saving.

Buckatunna Elementary School

Buckatunna Elementary School

Manessia Powe, Becky Holifield and Stephanie Beard presented a lesson on saving to the 3rd grade classes at Buckatunna Elementary School.

Waynesboro Middle School

Waynesboro Middle School

Heather Owen and Christol Cherry spoke to two classes of 8th graders at WMS about careers in banking.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics

FSB employees volunteered at the Piney Woods Region Special Olympics Spring Games.

Beat Four School

Beat Four School

Emily Cooley and Brittany Clark presented a lesson on savings to 1st graders at Beat Four School.

Buckatunna Elementary School

Buckatunna Elementary School

Emily Cooley, Candy Pitts, Shannon Phillips and Shenia Russell spoke to 2nd grade classes at Buckatunna Elementary School about saving.

Beat Four Elementary School

Beat Four Elementary School

Emily Cooley and Hayley Doherty spoke about savings and banking basics to a group of 3rd and 4th graders at Beat Four Elementary School.

Clara School

Clara School

Emily Cooley and Hayley Doherty presented a lesson on savings and money management to a group of 4th and 5th grade students at Clara School.

Clara School

Clara School

Brittany Clark and Emily Cooley visited an 8th grade class at Clara School and spoke about the basics of banking.

Touch-A-Truck

Touch-A-Truck

Hayley Doherty, Emily Cooley and Shannon Phillips, handed out specialty items at the Wayne County Extension Office’s “Touch-A-Truck” event.

Beat Four School

Beat Four School

Emily Cooley and Hayley Doherty spoke about banking basics to a group of 8th grade students at Beat Four School.

Quitman Junior High

Quitman Junior High

Frank Jazinski, Heather Stewart, and Heather Owen represented First State Bank at the Quitman Junior High Career Fair.

Pine View

Pine View
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First State Bank donated moon pies to Pine View Heath and Rehabilitation Center for their Annual Mardi Gras celebration

First Baptist Church Early Learning Center

First Baptist Church Early Learning Center

First State Bank donated moon pies to the First Baptist Church Early Learning Center for their Mardi Gras parade held on Fat Tuesday.

Wayne Academy

Wayne Academy

Heather Owen and Brittany Clark represented First State Bank at the Wayne Academy Career Fair.

Wayne County Career and Technical Education Center

Wayne County Career and Technical Education Center

Heather Owen presented a "Money Matters" lesson to a class at the Wayne County Career and Technical Education Center.

South Jones High School

South Jones High School
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Ellisville employees, Jonathan Strickler, Laura Rigdon, and Bethany Herrington, participated in the AAE Scholarship program with 8th graders at South Jones High School.

Clara Elementary School

Clara Elementary School

The kindergarten students from Clara Elementary School stopped by the Main Office on Friday, November 18. Emily Cooley, Hayley Doherty and Shannon Phillips spoke to them about saving.

Wayne Academy

Wayne Academy

Amber Stallings and Amy Davis spoke with the 2nd graders at Wayne Academy about saving.

George County High School

George County High School

Chris Tillman and Alice Holloway spoke about banking with students at George County High School as part of the MBA's "A Banker in Every Classroom" campaign.

Clarksdale High School

Clarksdale High School

Brittany Clark, Sha Loper and Heather Owen represented First State Bank at Clarksdale High School’s Career Fair on November 8.

Greene County Vocational-Technical School

Greene County Vocational-Technical School

Paul Walters spoke with students at Greene County Vocational-Technical School about budgeting as part of the ABA’s Get Smart About Credit campaign.

South Jones Elementary School

South Jones Elementary School

In October, First State Bank made a donation towards the purchase of Alert Seats for the special education students at South Jones Elementary School.

South Jones High School

South Jones High School

Jonathan Strickler spoke to students at South Jones High School about credit as part of the ABA’s Get Smart About Credit campaign.

Quitman High School

Quitman High School

Frank Jadzinski spoke to eleventh and twelfth graders at Quitman High School about Protecting your Financial Identity as part of the ABA’s Get Smart About Credit campaign.

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

Sha Loper, Brittany Clark and Heather Owen represented First State Bank at Wayne County High School’s Career Fair on October 19.

FSB 5K for United Way

FSB 5K for United Way

FSB held the 5K for United Way in Waynesboro on October 15. With over 50 registered participants, over $2,000 was raised for the United Way of the Pine Belt. We would like to thank the following sponsors: Clark Oil Company, Kelley Oil Company, Cato, Joiner-Sigler Insurance, Ramey’s, Mayor Richard E. Johnson, Stanley Lumber Products, Waynesboro Animal Clinic and Wayne General Hospital.

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

Emily Cooley and Hayley Doherty spoke to Penny Manning’s 12th grade class about budgeting as part of the ABA’s Get Smart About Credit campaign.

South Jones and West Jones

South Jones and West Jones

Every year, employees from Laurel and Ellisville volunteer to help work the concession stand for one of the South Jones and one of the West Jones games. They worked the South Jones game on September 23 and the West Jones game on October 21.

Clara Elementary School

Clara Elementary School

Clara’s first graders visited the bank on September 23. Emily Cooley, Hayley Doherty and Shannon Phillips spoke to them about saving.

Clara Elementary School

Clara Elementary School

Emily Cooley and Hayley Doherty visited the 6th graders at Clara Elementary School on September 19 and presented a lesson on “The Basics of Banking.”

Louisiana Donation

Louisiana Donation

In August, First State Bank donated supplies to victims of the Louisiana flooding.

Ellisville Movie Night

Ellisville Movie Night

First State Bank was a sponsor for the City of Ellisville’s Movie Night held on July 26. The employees of the Ellisville location handed out specialty items at the event.

Quitman Library

Quitman Library

Frank Jadzinski spoke to children at the Quitman Public Library about the importance of saving.

City of Lucedale Great American Cleanup

City of Lucedale Great American Cleanup

Employees from Lucedale participated in the City of Lucedale's Great American Cleanup.

Wayne County High School

Wayne County High School

First State Bank hosted a reception for school board members and other dignitaries before the Wayne County High School Graduation. Hayley Doherty, Emily Cooley and Shannon Phillips represented the bank.

Lucedale Intermediate School

Lucedale Intermediate School

Vicki Blue and Krista Churchwell spoke about saving to the sixth graders at Lucedale Intermediate School.

Lucedale Intermediate School

Lucedale Intermediate School

Tommy Cade and Vicki Blue spoke to sixth graders at Lucedale Intermediate School about careers in banking.

Wayne County Relay for Life

Wayne County Relay for Life

First State Bank representatives Shannon Phillips and Emily Cooley with Wayne County Relay for Life Representative Marilyn Graham. First State Bank raised $21,000 for the Wayne County Relay for Life.

Clarke County Relay for Life

Clarke County Relay for Life

First State Bank Relay for Life team members participated in the Clarke County Relay for Life.

Wayne County Relay for Life

Wayne County Relay for Life

First State Bank Relay for Life team members participated in the Wayne County Relay for Life.

Greene County Relay for Life

Greene County Relay for Life

First State Bank Relay for Life team members participated in the Greene County Relay for Life.

Lauderdale County Relay for Life

Lauderdale County Relay for Life

First State Bank Relay for Life team members participated in the Lauderdale County Relay for Life. Pictured is employee Paula Nowell.

WCCTEC Career Fair

WCCTEC Career Fair

Heather Owen and Sha Loper represented First State Bank at the Wayne County Career and Technical Education Center Career Fair on April 22.

LES Mississippi Day

LES Mississippi Day

Paul Walters and Meshia Eubanks represented First State Bank at Mississippi Day at Leakesville Elementary on April 22

Clara 1st Grade Bank Visit

Clara 1st Grade Bank Visit

Clara Elementary School first grade classes visited the bank on April 22. Emily Cooley spoke to them about saving.

South Jones Elementary School

South Jones Elementary School

Laura Ridgdon and Rachel Cochran spoke about saving to the Kindergartners at South Jones Elementary School for Teach Children to Save Day.

Moselle Elementary School

Moselle Elementary School

Laura Ridgdon and Rachel Cochran spoke about saving to the 4th graders at Moselle Elementary School for Teach Children to Save Day.

WES BLURT Competition

WES BLURT Competition

Throughout the school year, Connie Grimes and Stephanie Howard have volunteered in the 3rd & 4th grade classrooms at Waynesboro Elementary School to play BLURT, a vocabulary game for kids. An end of the year competition was held on April 18 to show how much the children have learned. Connie, Stephanie and Emily Cooley represented FSB.

Special Olympics 2016

Special Olympics 2016
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First State Bank was a sponsor for the 2016 Special Olympics held at Jones County Junior College. Several employees helped work the event. The Ellisville location welcomed the West Jones Elementary Team for lunch at the bank.

Pet Supply Donation

Pet Supply Donation

First State Bank employees collected and donated pet supplies to the future Waynesboro Animal Rescue League.

FBELC Mardi Gras

FBELC Mardi Gras

First State Bank donated moon pies to the First Baptist Church Early Learning Center for their Mardi Gras parade.

WCHS Community Learning Center

WCHS Community Learning Center

FSB Employees donated money to purchase a new sofa and loveseat for the students in the WCHS Community Learning Center classroom.

Reading Fair

Reading Fair

Hayley Doherty and Emily Cooley were judges for the Beat Four School Reading Fair and the Wayne County School District Reading Fair in January.

Toys for Bo

Toys for Bo

First State Bank employees donated toys to “Toys for Bo.” Tracy McIlwain, Connie Grimes, and Debra Foxworth also participated in the Toys for Bo Color Run on November 14.

JCJC Operation Jump Start

JCJC Operation Jump Start

First State Bank in conjunction with JCJC Operation Jump Start for Entrepreneurs hosted three small business information fairs in November.

Clarkdale High School Career Fair

Clarkdale High School Career Fair

Shretta Everett, Brittany Clark and Heather Owen represented First State Bank at the Clarkdale High School Career Fair on November 6.

A Banker in Every Classroom

A Banker in Every Classroom

On November 3, Amber Stallings and Amy Davis presented a program on savings to the first grade classes at Wayne Academy in conjunction with the MBA’s 5th Annual “A Banker in Every Classroom” Week. “A Banker in Every Classroom” is a project sponsored by the Mississippi Bankers Association to bring financial education to students in grades K-12 in Mississippi’s public and private schools.

Wayne County High School Career Fair

Wayne County High School Career Fair

First State Bank participated in the Wayne County High School Career Fair on October 27.

Get Smart About Credit - Craig Espey

Get Smart About Credit - Craig Espey

On October 23, Craig Espey spoke about credit with Clarkdale High School students as part of the American Bankers Association “Get Smart About Credit” campaign.

Get Smart About Credit - Jonathan Strickler

Get Smart About Credit - Jonathan Strickler

On October 21, Jonathan Strickler discussed credit with seventh graders at South Jones Middle School as part of the American Bankers Association “Get Smart About Credit” campaign.

Wayne Academy Kindergarten

Wayne Academy Kindergarten
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Wayne Academy Kindergarten 3
Wayne Academy Kindergarten 4
Wayne Academy Kindergarten 5

October 5: First State Bank recently visited Wayne Academy and spoke with the kindergarten classes about saving.

Samaritan's Closet and Pantry

Samaritan's Closet and Pantry

In August, First State Bank donated plastic totes to the Samaritan's Closet and Pantry in Waynesboro.