“Biggest Savers” in Flippin and Yellville-Summit Schools Recognized by Arvest

Thursday, June 07 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Fifth grade students in Flippin and Yellville-Summit Schools recently learned who among them earned the title of the ‘biggest saver.’ The designation comes after a school year of saving and budgeting as part of Arvest Bank’s annual Dollars and Sense program that teaches students best financial practices.


Arvest Bank recognized Yellville-Summit 5th grader Caleb Hartle for saving $450 during the 2017-2018 school year. Classmate Mikayla White saved the second-largest amount with $178.62. The entire 5th grade class at Yellville-Summit saved a total of $628.62.

The biggest saver among students in Flippin was Adrianne Benedict with $470. Jace Copeland was second, saving $208 and Caden Dawson was the third highest saver, putting back $150. The 5th grade class at Flippin saved a collective total of $1,517.19 by the end of the school year.

Arvest Bank’s Dollars and Sense program teaches students of all ages the importance of saving and budgeting, as well as general information on banks, money, bartering and other relevant topics.

“Two of the most important financial skills we can master are saving and budgeting, and they are habits children need to practice at an early age,” said Tiffany Watkins, assistant vice president and marketing director for Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “Every student walks away from this experience with more knowledge about how to manage their money and they all ended the school year with savings they didn’t have when the school year began.”

Students were encouraged to save their own money throughout the school year and utilize the information they learned in the program to help increase their savings. As students deposited money into their personal savings accounts and brought the deposit slip to class, they received credit for their accomplishment.

For more information on the Dollars and Sense program visit www.arvest.com

 

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Arvest Foundation Announces Gift to Aid Cassville Police

Tuesday, June 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Cassville Chief of Police Dana Kammerlohr has been assisted in her effort to purchase a drug dog thanks to a $3,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.


The grant was made to Progress & Action Through Community Effort (PACE).

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will be a big help to the Cassville Police Department,” said PACE president Mike McCracken. “These kinds of gifts help all of us who call this area home.” 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support PACE and Chief Kammerlohr,” said Whitney Craig, community bank vice president for Arvest in Cassville. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area, and it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the communities we serve.”

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Arvest Foundation Contributes $5,000 to Kiddie Park

Wednesday, May 30 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

With roots tracing back to the 1940s, the Kiddie Park has been a staple in the Bartlesville community for decades. The Kiddie Park is a safe place for youth and their caregivers to have fun and build lifelong memories. Funds from the Arvest Foundation will be used to maintain the park’s rides and attractions.


The gift was announced at the Kiddie Park in front of the iconic carousel. Local bank president Kyle Hubbard and marketing manager Annah Fischer were on hand to present the check to Kiddie Park president Ron Adams.

“We are so thankful for the support of the Arvest Foundation,” said Adams. “We are very proud to be a part of the history of Bartlesville, and we feel very blessed to have the support of our community. This gift will allow us to continue to provide a safe place for children to make memories with their loved ones.”

“The Kiddie Park is one of the many attractions that make Bartlesville unique,” said Hubbard. “My family and so many from our community and afar treasure the memories made at the Kiddie Park. This donation will help ensure future families are able to enjoy the park facilities.”

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Bergman Elementary Students Hold Jeans/ Hat Week to Help Arvest Reduce Hunger

Wednesday, May 23 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Students at Bergman Elementary School recently collected enough cash donations through a jeans and hat week to provide 2,175 meals to Ozark Share and Care, a local hunger relief organization.


Students were given the option to pay to wear a hat during a one-week period and teachers were given the option to pay to wear jeans during the same week. 

The fundraiser was held in support of Arvest Bank’s 8th Annual 1 Million Meals campaign, an initiative to collect non-perishable food or monetary donations to reduce hunger in the 120 communities the bank serves. Arvest teams up with local food partners in the community so every donation stays local.

The 1 Million Meals campaign continues through June 2. Donations may be dropped off at any Arvest Bank location, or by calling (866) 952-9523. Arvest credit card customers can donate Arvest Flex Rewards™ points by visiting arvestflexrewards.com and clicking on the 1 Million Meals banner. Arvest customers may donate through their Arvest GO mobile banking app. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for those in need.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

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Lincoln Childcare Receives Arvest Foundation

Friday, May 18 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Lincoln Childcare will be able to make the much needed capital improvements to their facility thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.


The gift was announced today at Lincoln Childcare in Fort Smith.   Sina Oden, Branch Administrator for Arvest Bank in the Fort Smith Region was on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation to Lincoln Childcare comes at the perfect time to help the center make facility improvements to better serve this clients.

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to continue our mission of providing a loving, safe, and healthy learning environment for our children” said Jennifer Rudder, Executive Director of Lincoln Childcare Center. “This grant will help fill the gap in expenses so we can continue to provide quality childcare and preschool to low income families at an affordable rate.”

We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support Lincoln Childcare capital improvement needs at their facility said Sina Oden. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to organizations in our community that are making in a difference.

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to arvestfoundation.org

                                                            

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