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MN Pottery Festival

The Second Annual Minnesota Pottery Festival was hosted this past weekend by Clay Coyote of Hutchinson and our President, Tim Ulrich, was on board to help as one of the board members.  The festival, hosted outdoors, included events such as the Potter’s Olympics and a Kids Tent.  They featured demonstrations of Raku, Handbuilding, and Throwing.  Over 20 Potters were in attedance including featured potter Mary Jo Schmith. To learn more about their festival, visit MN Pottery Festival.

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Where is “Spaulding”?

IMG_20130718_160450Have you met Spaulding?  “Spaulding” is the cute, new, little puppy that lives in Library Square!  He is a durable sculpture that can withstand any type of weather conditions.  He loves attention, especially if it involves children petting him and riding on his back!  Spaulding, made of bronze and limestone, was created by artist Heidi Hoy of St. Bonifacius, MN.  Spaulding is part of the 2013 Sculpture Stroll presented by the City of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission. 

There are six sculptures currently on display:

Percussion II – West River Park
Spaulding – Library Square
Slow Dancing – NE corner of Main and 1st Ave
The Plunge – North end of pedestrial bridge west of Adams St
Cosmic Story – Riverside Park
Observance- Hassan St SE near City Hall

These original world-class sculptures by regional artists will be on display for one year.  The sculptures are owned by the artist and loaned to the exhibit.  Stop by our main bank lobby to pick up a brochure prepared by Hutchinson Public Arts Commission.

Also, Check out the Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll on Facebook!

Shannon Celebrates 15 Years at Citizens Bank

DSC_4654Thank-you to Shannon Kieser for your fifteen years of service to Citizens Bank and Trust, and for sharing your thoughts about your time with us!

“I have enjoyed working 15 years at Citizens Bank & Trust Co.; 14 years has been part time. As a Personal Banking Officer, I enjoy working and meeting with many different people. I receive satisfaction in helping my customers reach their financial goals, and providing services that assist them in whatever pursuit they may follow. I have a degree in Business Management from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, with an emphasis in Banking/Finance. The best part of my job, simply is the interesting conversations I have with the many different people I meet.

Working part time for the Burich family has allowed me to enjoy raising my three children, while at the same time utilizing my education and experience in banking. I appreciate the Burich’s dedication to family and our community. My husband Tom and I have lived in Hutchinson for 20 years and love raising our family here. I cannot imagine moving back to the Minneapolis area, we enjoy the community and all it offers.

In my “spare” time I attend my children’s football, basketball, baseball games and gymnastic meets. As a family, we enjoy spending time at my parent’s lake cabin by St. Cloud. We also enjoy traveling to all parts of the U.S. and Caribbean cruising with our extended family. Health and fitness are a passion of mine. Unfortunately, so is baking.”

 

RiverSong…sit back and enjoy!

We thought we’d share this quick picture with you!  Buzz was given his own honorary Director chair as part of the RiverSong Music Festival!  It certainly looks like he’s enjoying the evening outdoors. Buzz sitting in chair at RiverSong

Chad Greenway “Day to REACH”

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We recently sponsored the Chad Greenway “Day to REACH” 2-day camp which hosted close to 300 kids in Hutchinson. The HS campus was completely occupied by a sea of purple with the theme of this year’s camp “One HEARTBEAT”!

Chad Harlander, Director of the REACH program at HHS lists the following sessions that were offered to the kids:

• in the HS auditorium sessions on Nutrition and Character

• in the Multi-purpose room sessions on speed and agility

• in the HS weight room sessions on Team building and Strength

• Tennis courts sessions led by the National Guard

• SR Knutson field offensive and defensive football fundamentals

• 2 practice fields- razzle dazzle

Chad further stated, “Thank you to all of those who help to sponsor the event, believing in our mission of providing a positive learning experience for young people to become better athletes but more importantly become the best person they can be!”

Use Your Debit Card to Win a Summer Getaway

If you could getaway somewhere this summer, where would you go?

Use your debit card now through September 30, 2013 to make purchases, and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 cash card! This special Summer Getaway promotion is giving you a chance to win great monthly prizes of $50 too. If you don’t already have a debit card, you still have time to get in on all the excitement. Stop in and apply today!

Citizens Bank Summer Getaway

Joyce Laing Celebrates 35 Years with Citizens Bank and Trust

35Please help us congratulate Joyce Laing, as she is celebrating 35 years with Citizens Bank. Joyce has worked in the installment loan department and the IRA department during her tenure here.

She has accumulated many memories throughout the years. Some of her memories include technological advances starting with a courier system and manually typing loan documents. Next came the first computer, followed by computer-generated documents. Joyce has been with us through several remodeling projects and two generations of bank customers; Joyce loves meeting the children of the customers she has worked with in the past.

Joyce and her husband enjoy cheering on their two teenage grandchildren at their many sporting events. They enjoy watching hockey, soccer, baseball, and tennis as often as possible.

It’s with sincere appreciation that we want to thank Joyce for her 35 years with Citizens Bank and Trust.

 

Thank you Vern!

One of the things we are so very thankful for is our committed, long-term, loyal employees.  In June, one of them decided it was time to give it a rest.   Vern Hagen has been with Citizens Bank for 32 years serving in full and part-time custodial and maintenance roles.  We are honored to formally send Vern Hagen off to enjoy his retirement years.  Here are a few pictures from the celebration we held this week to honor him.VernRetire8  Thank you VERN!VernRetire12 VernRetire14 VernRetire15 VernRetire22 VernRetire23 VernRetire25 VernRetire30

Carol Stark is Celebrating Her 35th Anniversary at Citizens Bank and Trust!

CarolCarol is Vice President of the Real Estate department of Citizens Bank. Carol values the opportunity to meet new people and help them through the process of what may be one of the biggest purchases of their lifetime. She also enjoys seeing familiar faces. “I appreciate when people come back for their next purchase or refinance,” says Carol.

Carol and her husband Brian have two adult children, Arlen and Jackie. Jackie is married to their son-in-law Scott Mackenthun. “Our new love of our life is our granddaughter, Quinn.” In her free time, Carol enjoys being a grandmother to Quinn and riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Please join us in thanking Carol for her 35 years of service to Citizens Bank and Trust on July 3rd!

 

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