POMEROY — The Farmers Bank opened for business in its new 10,000 foot square building located at 640 Main Street overlooking the Ohio River Monday morning with Joy Cundiff as its first lobby customer.
The grand opening of the bank will take place on Friday with an all-day celebration being planned.
Activities will begin with a community breakfast followed by the raising of a flag which flew over the Capitol and the playing of the National Anthem. The traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at noon followed by the cutting of a special cake prepared for the event and a noon luncheon. The Meigs High School Band, directed by Toney Dingess, will provide music for the occasion.
Door prizes will be awarded every hour throughout the day, everything from a Kindle Fire to a 42-inch television, there will be games for the children, and refreshments will be served throughout the day.
The last day of retail business in the Second Street building was Saturday although limited services will be available there until Sept. 1. At that time, complete renovation of the building constructed in 1970 will begin in the process of turning the structure into an administrative center for the Farmers Bank & Savings Co. branch banks.