CNB kicks off Santa Fund with $5,000 gift

Bank makes 15th annual contribution to holiday drive
Nov. 23, 2012 @ 12:02 AM

The Santa Fund campaign has kicked off with Citizens National Bank’s annual $5,000 contribution.

“We’re pleased to be able to continue this tradition and kick off the campaign,” David Verble, CNB president and CEO, said. “On behalf of our Board of Directors, officers and employees, the bank has been kicking off the Santa Fund with a $5,000 donation for 15 straight years.”

The donation is made each year in honor of the bank’s customers to help those in need during the holiday season.

Douglas Cherokee has signed up senior citizens seeking help. The Boys & Girls Club branches signed up members who could use some added assistance this Christmas season.

The Santa Fund is coordinated by Jana Thomasson, publisher of The Mountain Press, who accepted the donation from CNB.

“Once again we face a Christmas season with many people in need,” she said. “This is a giving community which helps others. We are counting on your help this year with The Santa Fund.”

Money contributed to the Santa Fund comes from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.

“It’s really important in these challenging times that we make the drive a success,” Thomasson said. “Any amount is welcome and appreciated.”

Contributions can be made in two ways:

n Mailed to The Mountain Press, P.O. Box 4810, Sevierville 37864

n In person at our offices, Riverbend Drive across from TRW in Sevierville, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

All contributions will be acknowledged in The Mountain Press, unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous. Donations also can be made in memory or honor of other people.

The deadline for donations is Dec. 19. Call 428-0748, ext. 217, with questions.