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Iowa State Bank Continues Sharing Tradition

By Staff | Nov 24, 2020

RUTHVEN — Iowa State Bank’s Christmas tradition of the Sharing Tree looks a little different this year. With access to the lobby of Iowa State Bank limited to appointments only, the bank is changing its annual Sharing Tree to a Giving Garland. The purpose of the Giving Garland remains the same. Area residents are invited to make Christmas special through this gift program for residents at the Ruthven Community Care Center, Assisted Living Center and RCCC Villa.

The Giving Garland, located in the Ruthven office entryway, features a gift tag for each of the residents of the Ruthven Community Care Center, Assisted Living Center and RCCC Villa. Gift tags are listed by name for each resident along with gift suggestions. Those wishing to purchase a gift for a resident listed on the Giving Garland can pick up a gift tag in the entryway of the bank. Each two-part tag will include a part to drop in the contactless drop box to record the name of the person who took the tag. For questions, contact the Iowa State Bank in Ruthven by phone at 712-837-5215.

Cash donations can also be made by individuals, organizations or clubs. The funds donated will be used to purchase items remaining on the list. Checks should be made payable to Iowa State Bank for “The Giving Garland” and can be dropped off at the bank’s drive-up lane or night depository, or mailed to Iowa State Bank, P.O. Box 249, Ruthven, IA 51358.

“This is a great community project that helps others, especially for our residents of the RCCC during the difficult days of 2020,” remarked Sheree Eischen, who coordinates the project for the bank. “We thank the community for their support, and hope that this year’s project is a great success.”

The Sharing Tree project continues through Friday, Dec. 11 to allow for Christmas delivery. This year’s delivery will be contactless.