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Farmers Bank & Trust and Albemarle in Magnolia, AR recently partnered to put together a lunch plate fundraiser to benefit injured Arkansas State Police Corporal Clayton McWilliams. The event was held on January 30, 2019, and employees of both companies were able to sell and prepare 1,592 sandwich plates, 510 slider plates, and 40 rib plates. Together, the fundraiser generated a total donation of $17,523.00.

The Albemarle cooking/volunteer team prepped and cooked the meals with over 25 employees participating. Farmers Bank & Trust had 6 team members help along with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department. This is one of many fundraisers the Albemarle cooking team has done over the past three years and the first for a member of the community.

The donation check was presented by Farmers Bank & Trust and Albemarle to the Arkansas State Police Foundation. Included in the donation picture were front row: Laurie Pinner, Emily Hamilton, Monty Harrington, Jason Bevan, Meagan Jean, and Tiffany Glass and back row: Chris Gosnell, Jessie Watson, Michelle Barrong, Todd Tribble, and Kimberly Jones.

Farmers Bank & Trust Magnolia Market President, Monty Harrington, said, “The Farmers Bank & Trust team was proud to partner with Albemarle and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department to help our local Arkansas State Police family in need. I am blown away by the generosity of Magnolia residents for helping us make this fundraiser a success. We hope these funds can help Corporal Clayton McWilliams and his family to have a full and speedy recovery.”

Albemarle Plant Manager, Jason Bevan, said, “The Albemarle team appreciated the opportunity to partner with Farmers Bank & Trust for such an important cause.  It has been great to be a part of this collaborative team, coming together to pull off such a substantial event, and even more inspiring to see the response from the community.  The entire Albemarle team hopes this is a positive step forward for Corporal McWilliams and his family on the road to recovery.”

About Farmers Bank & Trust: Founded in 1906, Farmers Bank & Trust is a community bank owned by the privately held holding company, Magnolia Banking Corporation, headquartered in Magnolia, Arkansas. Farmers Bank & Trust now has over 20 locations in Arkansas and Texas and approximately $1.5 billion in assets. Farmers offers a full range of deposit services, trust and investment management services, as well as business, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential and consumer loans. To learn more, visit their website at MyFarmers.Bank.

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