April 29 is a Free Shred Day at the Harlan SCSB West Branch

The next "Shred It and Forget It" free Shred Day event will be held on Saturday, April 29. The shred truck will be visiting the SCSB West Branch office from 9 – 11 a.m.

This is the eleventh year that SCSB has hosted a free paper shred day. The event provides a safe and discreet way for businesses and individuals to dispose of private documents. Simply bring your unwanted paper to the SCSB West Branch during the designated times, and the bank will run your items through a commercial-grade shredder for free.

Here is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items:

ACCEPTABLE NOT ACCEPTABLE
White & colored paper Tissue paper or paper towels
Magazines Brown paper or envelopes
Brochures Hanging file folders
Sticky notes Carbon paper
White envelopes with windows Newspaper
Business cards Plastic
Manila folders Metals
Staples & paperclips Food
Shiny or coated paper Glass
Carbonless forms

The documents will be destroyed on the premises with equipment that reduces the paper to non-uniform particle-size pieces. From start to finish, it only takes a few minutes to have all your documents securely destroyed. Shelby County State Bank provides this shred service to ensure that our customers have a reliable method available to dispose of information-sensitive documents. Please call 712-755-5112 if you have questions.


"CAN TREE FOR THE PANTRY" ~ A Creative Way to Give Back During the Holidays

For the second year in a row, Shelby County State Bank displayed unique, holiday trees in every SCSB Office. Each bank displayed its own “can tree”, which were Christmas trees made entirely out of non-perishable food. All food used in the construction of the can trees was purchased locally and then donated to local food pantries to benefit families in need.

These “can trees” add a creative element to the bank’s tradition of making food pantry donations during the Christmas season. This year’s “can trees” were completed and revealed at the bank’s annual Open House in November and remained on display in each office through Christmas. From there, all 1169 pounds of food used in the construction of the trees was donated locally to the Elk Horn Food Pantry, the Shelby Community Club, and to West Central Community Action in Harlan.

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Employees use “Casual for a Cause” Days to Donate Thousands of Dollars Locally

Pulling on a pair of jeans is one way that employees of Shelby County State Bank raise money for various charities and fundraisers. The idea called, “Casual for a Cause” allows employees to wear jeans to work on Fridays in exchange for a $5 donation toward various local causes. The recipients of those funds included 20 individuals as well as 22 local organizations. In 2016, SCSB employees raised a total of $7530 for various causes.

Dara Svendsen, Joan Gubbels, LaVonne Robinson, Charlene Lefeber and Tina MacGregor are a few of the many SCSB employees who wear jeans on Fridays in exchange for donations made to various local causes.

 

SCSB STAFF RAISE MONEY FOR ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM

Many people are in need during the year, but especially around the holidays. This past year the employees of SCSB raised $810 and adopted seven local families through the West Central Community Action’s annual Adopt-a-Family program.

 

DID YOU SEE SCSB AT THE SHELBY COUNTY FAIR?

Once again, Shelby County State Bank proudly participated in the annual Shelby County Fair Parade, clerked the 4-H livestock auction, sponsored Apple Pie Morning and worked in the Shelby County Community Outreach food stand at the Shelby County Fair.

In addition, SCSB also donated $3,000 toward construction of the new SC Fair show ring with SCSB employees also donating $220 of their own funds for the show ring as well.

Apple Pie Morning

Apple Pie Morning is the annual apple pie baking contest held during the Shelby County Fair and sponsored by Shelby County State Bank.

Each year apple pies of all varieties are entered in a contest to win various esteemed titles including “Most Like Mom’s," “Best Aroma” and “Prettiest Pie." Celebrity judges are brought in, and when all the judging is done, pies and ice cream are served to senior citizens while they enjoy vocal entertainment.

Each year around 200 people attend this event and the SC Fair Board is on hand to top off the pie with a scoop of free ice cream. Over the years, nearly 7,000 helpings of pie and ice cream have been served at this annual event!

Pie entries are welcome from people of any age. So, come to the SC Fair for Apple Pie Morning and experience this sweet tradition!

 

LOCAL SECOND GRADERS RECEIVE MONEY SAVING LESSONS ON TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY

Employees of Shelby County State Bank give a savings lesson to approximately 175 second grade students from Harlan Community Elementary, Shelby County Catholic and AHST Elementary Schools as part of National Teach Children to Save Day every April.

Teach Children to Save Day is a financial education program sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. Shelby County State Bank’s presentations included games and activities about the concept of saving, how interest makes money grow and determining needs and wants.

The purpose of Teach Children to Save Day is for bankers across the nation to visit children in the classroom about responsible money management and as they develop their financial “life skills”.

 

EMPLOYEES DONATE FOOD & TIME TO COMBAT HUNGER IN SHELBY COUNTY

The employees of SCSB regularly partner with local food pantries and organizations such as Food Bank for the Heartland to provide food to individuals who would otherwise not receive a balanced meal.

Each fall, SCSB employees deliver Meals on Wheels directly to the homes of local residents in order to provide not only a warm meal and to also serve as an informal check on the resident’s safety. In the spring, SCSB employees support those in need of both meals and fellowship by volunteering at the Iowa Community Kitchen.