To help celebrate the 2nd year of Monarch Community Bank’s Tree House Club account, Monarch held a birthday party and invited all of the current Tree House Club account members and the community. Throughout the day, donations were accepted and $300 was recently presented to Bev Gearhart of the Branch County No Kill Humane Society.
Volunteers of the Shelter were also present at the event with dogs and cats that were up for adoption. Several got adopted that day and according to Gearhart, “It was a great event, we’re so appreciative of Monarch for providing us with this exposure and donations”.
During the event there were a variety of vendors and activities. Thanks to Coldwater Board of Public Utilities, who had both the Hazard Hamlet display showing how important it is to stay away from dangerous electricity as well as a bucket truck to take people in a ride in the bucket for a view of Coldwater.
The Safe Kids Coalition was also onsite providing free car seat safety checks. Throughout the day they checked 23 car seats and provided 15 seats to those who’s seat had expired or was recalled.
Other vendors that were at the event included: Michigan State Police doing child finger printing on 50 participants, Head Start of Branch County, local girl scout troops collecting can goods for the food pantry, and Coldwater Fire Department who brought a fire truck to the event. Kids also participated in face painting, Baggo/bean bag toss, a coloring contest, and indulged in bake sale items, popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones.
During the event, kids and their parents were also able to open up Tree House Club accounts, for the youngest savers in the family. “This is our third year of holding a Kids Day event, since we’ve kicked off the Tree House Club. We’re excited to help support community organizations and provide a means for kids to start saving their money,” said Courtney Dirschell of the marketing department at the bank.
Monarch Community Bank has branches located in Marshall, Coldwater, Union City and Hillsdale.