Arvest Bank hosts Open House, donates to two local nonprofits

Updated: October 22, 2018

Special to the Little River News

Arvest Bank hosted an open house event on Oct. 10 for customers and prospective customers to learn more about the bank’s suite of products and services. As part of the open house, and as a new member of the Ashdown community, Arvest Market President Danny Young presented a donation from the Arvest Foundation in the amount of $2,500 to the Margaret Daniel Primary School Foundation. The nonprofit organization helps enhance creative learning opportunities for students in the Ashdown School District.

Young also presented a donation of $5,000 from the Arvest Foundation to Impact Walking for Christ, an annual 30-mile walk throughout Ashdown that raises money for six local charities.

The Ashdown High School cheerleaders performed a custom cheer for the event and members of the school band entertained attendees with a live musica

l performance. Arvest associates also grilled complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs to serve guests lunch.

The open house comes two weeks after the conversion of Bear State Bank was completed on Sept. 24.

“We have wanted to expand our services into southwest Arkansas for some time and we very much look forward to visiting with our new customers here and sharing with them the new banking services we offer,” said Don Gooch, community bank president for Arvest Bank in southwest Arkansas.

Arvest Bank in Ashdown is located at 110 W. Main Street. Lobby banking hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday; drive-through hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until 6 p.m. on Friday. The drive-through is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.