POMEROY — Several hundred people turned out at noon Friday for the grand opening ceremony of the new Pomeroy Branch of the Farmers Bank & Savings Co. located along East Main Street overlooking the Ohio River.
The program opened with the Meigs High School Band playing the National Anthem as Drew Webster Post 39, American Legion, raised the American Flag. A welcome was extended by Bank President Paul Reed after which he presented an appreciation check for $500 to Toney Dingess, band director, to be used toward the construction of a concession stand in the new MHS sports complex.
Reed introduced Edna Weber, Pomeroy Branch manager, other bank officers and members of the Board of Directors, several of which participated in the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.
A letter of congratulations from Rep. Bill Johnson to Reed on the growth of the bank and its value to the community was read by a representative of Johnson’s office.
Numerous door prizes were awarded, and a wide variety of refreshments were served during the all-day celebration.
All of the bank’s retail business is now handled at the new branch although limited services will remain available at the Second Street building 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 five branch banks.