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Morrison Past Events

Charity Jean Day 2019


In addition to our regular monthly Charity Jean Day, Farmers National Bank employees have an option to also wear jeans on Saturdays by donating to local organizations.  Donated items are distributed to local organizations throughout the year as designated on a quarterly basis by each FNB Office.  During the third quarter of 2019, each FNB Office collected items for the troops.  Those items along with a cash donation of $361 were donated to WQUD-FM Vintage Radio station out of Erie, Illinois who head up the We Care Packages program to send the items to the troops in December!  Pictured above are FNB employees Jessi Waddell and Megan Thompson along with WQUD’s Aaron Dail. 

United Way’s Power of the Purse Fundraiser 2019


FNB once again proudly sponsored United Way’s Power of the Purse Fundraiser on September 26, 2019.  This event raises funds for the L.I.F.E (Literacy is Fun for Everyone) program which provides books at no cost to every child from newborn to age 5 in Whiteside County.  The event raised over $30,000! FNB also had strong representation at the event held at Deer Valley Country Club.  Pictured here are FNB employees (back row L-R) Amanda Geuns, Tonia DeLong, Brenda Martin, Kristi Bass, Ashley Bruins, Joni Reiss, Theresa Klotz, (middle row L-R) Tracie Morgan, Jennifer Tegeler, Jo Lea Holevoet, front (front row L-R) Julie Morgan, Tani Bauer, Randee Johnson, and Megan Thompson.

3rd Annual Grab & Go Customer Appreciation Lunch - Morrison


On Friday, August 30, 2109, FNB held their third annual Grab & Go Customer Appreciation Lunch.  Each FNB office served 300 – 400 patrons.  The free lunch included a sandwich, chips, cookie, and a water in an insulated FNB lunch bag.

Charity Jean Day - Morrison

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In addition to our regular monthly Charity Jean Day, Farmers National Bank employees have an option to also wear jeans on Saturdays by donating to local organizations. Donated items are distributed to local organizations throughout the year as designated on a quarterly basis by each FNB Office. During the second quarter of 2019, each FNB Office collected school supplies to donate to our local school districts. Pictured above are FNB employees Angie Erickson and Marlo Pape along with Morrison Middle School Principal Joe Robbins.

Morrison’s Farmers Market


On July 31, 2019, FNB sponsored all booths at the Morrison Farmer’s Market evening event. Free lunch bags filled with cookies, peanuts and water were handed out to all market goers. Pictured are Morrison FNB employees left to right: Doug, Brenda, Angie, Marlo, Ashley, and Kristi.

Morrison’s Farmers Market

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On June 1, 2019, Doug Vanderlaan and Kristi Bass represented FNB at the opening day for the Morrison’s Farmers Market.  Doug, Kristi, and Kristi’s husband, Andy, set up the FNB tent and handed out reusable bags and other marketing items to market visitors.  It was a nice turn out for being the first day of the year, and in a new location at the French Creek Park instead of Main Street in Morrison.

Free Shred Day


On Saturday, April 20, 2019, FNB hosted a Free Shred Day at all three FNB Offices. Prophetstown shredded 7,000 pounds, Geneseo shredded 6,025 pounds and Morrison shredded 4,890 pounds of paper! It was a beautiful Spring day for the event and we appreciate everyone who stopped by with their shred.

Morrison Food Pantry Donation

In addition to our regular monthly Charity Jean Day, Farmers National Bank employees have an option to also wear jeans on Saturdays by donating to local organizations.  Donated items are distributed to local organizations throughout the year as designated on a quarterly basis by each FNB Office.  2019’s 1st quarter donations went to the Morrison Food Pantry from FNB’s Morrison Office.  Pictured above making the donation are Morrison’s Angie Erickson and Brenda Martin along with members of the Morrison Foody Pantry.

Happy Tails Humane Society Donation

In addition to our regular monthly Charity Jean Day, Farmers National Bank employees have an option to also wear jeans on Saturdays by donating to local organizations.  Donated items are distributed to local organizations throughout the year as designated on a quarterly basis by each FNB Office.  2018’s 4th quarter donations went to Happy Tails Humane Society from FNB’s Prophetstown and Morrison Offices.  Pictured above making the donation are Morrison’s Angie Erickson and Prophetstown’s Megan Thompson.

Morrison Office donates 200 reusable bags

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For the second year in a row, FNB has donated 200 reusable bags to the Odell Public Library in Morrison for their annual book sale. The Library was very thankful for the donation. This year’s sale is on November 3, 2018. Pictured are FNB Morrison employee, Angie Erickson, and Odell Public Library Director, Lori Matlack.

Morrison Donations from Jean Saturdays

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FNB employees have the option to wear jeans to work on Saturdays by donating to local organizations. Donated items will be distributed to the local organizations throughout the year on a quarterly basis. The second quarter Morrison Office donations goes to the Morrison Food Pantry. Pictured here are FNB employee, Angie Erickson, and members of the Morrison Pantry. Angie delivered the donated items on October 18, 2018.

Morrison Office donated 100 ear buds

On August 23, 2018, FNB’s Morrison Office donated 100 ear buds to the Morrison Junior High School for student’s use throughout the school year. Pictured here are Mrs. Wiersema, school counselor, Kaiser, the school’s therapy dog, and FNB employee, Angie Erickson.

United Way’s Power of the Purse Fundraiser

FNB proudly sponsored United Way’s Power of the Purse Fundraiser on September 27, 2018. This event raises funds for the L.I.F.E. (Literacy is Fun for Everyone) program which provides books at no cost to every child from newborn to age 5 in Whiteside County. Pictured here are some of the FNB employees who attended the event: Tani Bauer, Megan Thompson, Angie Erickson, Kristi Bass, Ashley Bruins, Anita Gerlach, Amanda Geuns, Tracie Morgan (also United Way Board Member), and Jennifer Tegeler.

Grab & Go Customer Appreciation Lunch

On Friday, August 31, 2018, FNB held their second annual Grab & Go Customer Appreciation Lunch. Each office served 350 – 400 patrons. The free lunch included a sandwich, chips, cookie and a water in an insulated FNB lunch bag.

Whiteside County Fair

 
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On August 15, 2018, FNB sponsored the entertainment stage at the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison. Hand held fans and free ice cream coupons were handed out to all fairgoers attending the concert. FNB employees were invited to a meet and greet with the entertainer for the night, Keith Anderson! Pictured with Keith Anderson are FNB employees Angie Erickson, Brenda Martin, Tracie Morgan, Tonia DeLong, Lindsey Loeffelholz, and Becky Emery. Tracie Morgan, Lindsey Loeffelholz, Tonia DeLong and Mary Roland stand in front of the stage and Mike Urish hands out the goodies to fairgoers.

Morrison Farmer's Market

 

On July 25, 2018, FNB sponsored all booths at the Morrison Farmer’s Market evening event. Free popcorn and M&M’s were handed out to all market goers. Pictured are Morrison FNB employees left to right: Angie Erickson, Brenda Martin, Ashley Bruins, Doug Vanderlaan, Marlo Pape, and Kristi Bass.

Morrison Farmers Market

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On May 19, 2018, FNB employees, Doug Vanderlaan and Brenda Martin, represented FNB at the opening day for the Morrison Farmers Market.  Doug and Brenda handed out FNB reusable bags to market patrons.  The Farmers Market is a highlight in the community and FNB is happy to donate bags as well as sponsor the evening Farmers Market in July.

Whiteside County Relay for Life 2018

 

On June 2, 2018, FNB’s Investing in a Cure team participated in the Whiteside County Relay for Life.  Walking for FNB were Amanda Geuns, Kristi and Andy Bass, Joanne Olson, Joan McCowan, and Meri and Nicole Hammer.  The team raised over $1,600 this year.  A quilt made by Kristi Bass’ mom, Nina Holloway, was raffled off and raised over $600.  Joanne Olson also made a quilt for the silent auction and Kristi’s sister-in-law, Regina Holloway, cross-stitched a beautiful cancer awareness sampler picture for the silent auction.  Excellent job team!

Farmers National Bank 115th Anniversary Float - Morrison



The Farmers National Bank 115th Anniversary float was well-represented at the Christmas parades in Prophetstown, Morrison and Geneseo. On November 25th, several employees and some of their families represented the bank in the Prophetstown parade. Those attending had a good time throwing candy to the many children waiting anxiously. The following week, Morrison held their Hometown Holiday celebration. Again, the bank was well-represented and those attending could not have asked for better weather. It was a beautiful evening. Geneseo wrapped up the parade festivities with several employees and family representing the bank in their parade on December 9th.

Morrison vs. Prophetstown Basketball

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FNB hosted “Family Night Basketball” at the Morrison vs. Prophetstown high school contests this winter.  At the girls’ game on Friday, December 1st, students were admitted free to the game while all fans enjoyed popcorn, raffles for decorated cookie trays and a “Chuck-a-Puck” contest.  The boys’ game on Friday, December 8th, was held in Prophetstown. Everyone again was treated to popcorn, students entered free of charge, some lucky fans earned cash and gift cards in the “Chuck-a-Buck” contest while 2 sweet fans took home a delicious cake.  Thanks to all who came out to cheer on our student athletes and enjoy the fun!  (Pictured are cakes baked by Barb Hamstra of Prophetstown.)