United Cumberland Bank was proud to come together with a host of local businesses and individuals to help secure the funding to purchase 356 new winter coats for children in need in our community. United Cumberland Bank agreed to be a major sponsor of funding in the purchase of the coats if additional funding could be secured through other community partners. In less than 24 hours, a total of $6,110 was raised and in a matter of hours, hundreds of coats were on their way to be delivered to students in need. We are beyond thankful to be a part of a community who stands together when others are in need. Thank you to each of the following businesses and individuals for your efforts in making this possible!
Presenting Sponsor: United Cumberland Bank
Major Sponsors: Highland Telephone Cooperative, Outdoor Venture Corportion
Lumber King, Roxanne Shook, Tonya Chitwood, Rachel Jones, Bill Taylor/ Bluegrass Oxygen, Eric and Renee Haynes, Bill and Jennifer Simpson, Tony and Paula Crowley/ Crowley's Country Cafe Phil, Judy Chaney, Tracie Goodman, Trey Ball, Mindy Coffey, Teresa Boyatt, Kim and Lee Braden, Barry Braden, Jim and Vickie Johnson, Becky Coffey, Lisa Ball, Michael Bush, Ashley Jones, Rayma Daugherty, Whitney Tucker, Leslie Tucker, Kelli Chaney.
-UCB Team takes 3rd place in the OVC Charity Golf Scramble
UCB sponsored the first hole and took home 3rd place in the OVC Charity Golf Scramble in Stearns KY on 9/16. UCB Team players were Evan Kidd, Ryan Strunk (UCB employee), Sam Strunk (UCB Board Member) and Russell Jones.
-Supporting the Family Service Center of Community Health of East TN
Sharon Ayers, Kim Berry and Doris Wilson, employees of UCB Jacksboro Branch cooked up some awesome homemade chili, that was combined and entered in the Hats-N-Hawgs Chili and Wing Cook-Off event held on 9/21 at The Stables in LaFollette. UCB sponsored a table at the event and serving up the chili were Jacksboro bankers Sharon Ayers, Kim Berry, John Branam and Rayma Daugherty. CHET Family Services Center Community Health of East Tennessee, Inc. is a local agency providing health, education, social and community services for Campbell and surrounding counties.
-UCB enters team in the 3rd Annual Clays for Children Sporting Clays Tournament
Hosted by the Office of District Attorney General Jared Effler, the 3rd Annual Clays for Children Sporting Clays Tournament was held 9/28 at the Chilhowie Sportsman’s Club in Maryville. The annual fundraiser provides much needed funds to the children’s centers of Campbell, Fentress, Scott, and Union counties. The centers provide services to abused and neglected children and serve as an integral part in the prosecution of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. Each year, the centers provide services to hundreds of children in the communities they serve, and the proceeds from this event will help ensure that these services are not interrupted. Team UCB employees were Myke Baird, Michael Laxton, Justin Wright and Stephen Vanover.
-UCB Jacksboro Branch Host Campbell Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection
Great morning on 10/18 with generous people; attendees donated canned good to Open Arms Ministry Food Pantry while attending the UCB Chamber Coffee Connection. Employees of the Jacksboro branch prepared a country breakfast along with the assistance for a couple of items provided by McDonalds. Several guests received door prizes and give-a-ways. The Chamber Coffee provides the business community a great networking opportunity. Non-perishable food items will continue to be collected thru 11/15 for the local food pantry.
-Celebrating One Year in Somerset
UCB Somerset Branch celebrated their one-year anniversary on 10/5, with refreshments, cornhole, activities and door prizes. The branch is committed to provide full-service community banking to those who live and work in Pulaski County. The employees of the branch are truly a part of the community participating in area events and are active members of the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.
-No Business One-Hundred - Annual Event
A 100-mile loop course with over 15,085 feet of ascent that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area out of Stearns, KY took place on 10/13. UCB bankers Emily King, Lena Sumner, Leslie Tucker and Whitney Tucker volunteered their time with registration and checking in runners for this challenging event.
-Employees raise money for the American Heart Association
Hundreds of people walked the streets of downtown Somerset, KY on 10/18 in the annual fundraiser. UCB emloyees raised money that help contribute to the near $150,000 raised for the event according to Joey Maggard, executive director of the American Heart Association's regional chapter based in Lexington. UCB employees partaking in the walk were Steve Bray, Kelli Chaney, Leslie Tucker and Whitney Tucker.
-Congratulations to UCB banker, Ryan Strunk for finishing 1st place in his age group
At the 6th Annual Rogers Scholars 5k Glow Run and Walk on 10/19 held in Somerset, KY. Other UCB employees that participated in the event were bankers, Kelli Chaney, Leslie Tucker and Whitney Tucker.
-UCB brings home the People’s Choice Award at “Fall on the Mall”
A huge crowd attended the 2nd Annual Fall on the Mall held in Scott County, TN on 10/20 with well over 500 children participating. United Cumberland Bank took home the People’s Choice Award at the Trunk-or-Treat event with our “The Price Is Right” themed truck. Special thanks to Patricia Hall, UCB Oneida branch employee for her work and participation at the event!
-Huntsville Elementary School is getting a New Playground
UCB employee Sonni Brooke Letner presented Lisa Hamilton, Principal and Abby Young, Special Education teacher with a $1,000 donation to help fund their new playground.
-Middle-College Scholarships for Campbell County High School Students
UCB along with other Campbell County friends and supporters were recognized by the Roane State Foundation at a recent dinner held at Clairhill Farms for providing scholarships to Campbell County High School Students. These scholarships will assist students that qualify to enroll in Middle-College at Roane State Community College. Attending the dinner on behalf of the bank are Jacksboro Bankers Sharon Ayers & Rayma Daugherty. A UCB donation check for $2,500 was presented to the foundation.
-October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
Scott County branches of UCB are supporting the cause by displaying purple ribbons purchased from the Scott County Shelter Society. The shelter located near Oneida, TN is a domestic violence service providing help for people dealing with domestic abuse.