Community Gives Generously to Thanksgiving Food Drive
This year, 78 local families received a Thanksgiving surprise this year when gift certificates were delivered to families within the community. “Tears of joy and appreciation were flowing when we distributed these Thanksgiving gifts,” says First National Bank event coordinators, Corey Gonzales and Christa Smith-Prieto. Within 17 days, $5,571 in cash donations were collected for area families in need. Safeway in Trinidad was very helpful with issuing gift cards to ensure the recipients received them in time to shop for a holiday meal.
Two local communities will benefit from Gift Tree programs sponsored by The First National Bank in Trinidad and the Huerfano County Branch in Walsenburg. Each location has its own gift program with matching deadlines. Here are the details on each.
The Huerfano County Branch, in cooperation with the Huerfano County Social Services Agency, is again planning their North Pole Gift Tree for the holidays. Last year they brightened the lives of numerous children who wrote to Santa requesting baby dolls, toy trucks and cars, warm gloves and hats to name a few items. This year, they will be including 82 residents from the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center.
First National Bank Plans Open House Events and 2024 Calendar Distribution
During this time of year, you can be certain that temperatures drop, leaves fall, days get shorter, and The First National Bank in Trinidad is busy making final preparations for its 38th annual open house and calendar distribution. The 2024 calendar will be available on a first come, first served basis at the open house set for Friday, December 1st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the main bank in Trinidad, Huerfano County Branch in Walsenburg, and at the Loan Production Office in Raton. The 2024 calendar is distributed as a free gift to the community while supplies last and features classic artwork published by The Saturday Evening Post.