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March 29, 2013

First State Bank to host customer appreciation day

NORMAN — First State Bank will host an all-day customer appreciation celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 5. Free packets of flower seeds, door prizes, refreshments and other giveaways will be available while supplies last at both the 102 N. Main, Noble location and the Norman branch at 1600 W. Lindsey. The annual Spring Fling event is free and is open to everyone.

“First State has hosted the Spring Fling for many years,” says Vicki Clary, Human Resources Officer. “Well over twenty. It’s a fixture for our friends and customers in the communities we serve. We all look forward to it.”

The Spring Fling reinforces the ties First State Bank has to the history of Cleveland County. First State, the oldest bank founded in Cleveland County, was established in 1902 when lifestyles were much more rural and agricultural than today. A common practice at the turn of the 20th century, and one that some people enjoy today, found many area residents gardening to help feed their families.

“This year’s theme, Soaring into Spring, will include colorful decorations with a butterfly-type motif to emphasize the flower seed packet giveaway” Clary said. “We gave away over 500 packets of flower seeds at last year’s Spring Fling. We expect to do at least that many this year.”

Seed packets are free but quantities are limited so some restrictions apply.

“I suggest visitors arrive early for the best selection,” she said.

“Visitors can register for door prizes, pick up discount coupons, while they last, for gardening needs from local landscape companies and garden centers including Grissom’s Landscape Nursery, The Busy Bee, Pennie’s Petals, Milestones and Noble Hardware,” Clary said.

Free refreshments, such as Little Debbie Snacks, will be served.

In an effort to support and promote environmental responsibility, First State will remind Spring Fling visitors how use of “paperless” transactions help “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” natural resources.

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