Farmers and Merchants Bank Adds to Nordby Exhibit Hall Gift
HURON, S.D.- Farmers and Merchants Bank, a branch of First National Bank, has provided an additional gift to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation for the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community. The bank donated another $25,000, bringing its total donation to $55,000. A check presentation was hosted at the bank Thursday afternoon.
Bank branch president Spencer White says, “First National Bank recognizes the impact that 4-H has on the youth in our communities. We’re proud to partner with the South Dakota State Fair Foundation to help bring the Nordby Exhibit Hall to life. Through 4-H programming our youth develop responsibility, leadership and experiential learning, specifically in the area of agriculture, which we are always proud to support. We’re excited to contribute to our future leaders and look forward to the activities this new space will bring!”
South Dakota 4-H meetings, learning activities, competitions and other 4-H events will take place in the new hall. The facility is also available for regional gatherings such as trade shows, receptions and conferences when not in use by 4-H.
The South Dakota State Fair Foundation is carrying out its last part of its capital campaign for the new facility, with more than $4.5 million of $4.7 million raised. Opportunities to donate are still available, with only 200 bricks to go before the fundraising goal is reached. A donation of $1,000 toward the capital campaign is recognized with an engraved Sioux quartzite paver brick located permanently in the new exhibit hall. Gifts can be made over a three-year period and gifts of any size are welcome. Those interested in supporting the capital campaign are invited to contact the State Fair Foundation at 605.553.4251 or go to www.sdstatefairfoundation.com to access a brochure and donation form.
First National Bank has a history and commitment to customers that goes back to 1934. Since commencing operations in Pierre, S.D., they’ve been proud of their tradition as a family-owned business. A full-service bank with strong ties to the agricultural industry, First National Bank offers some of the most knowledgeable ag lending staff in South Dakota. Over the years they’ve grown, adding more locations and banking products, but always continue to offer customers personalized service.
Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter