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Now - 4.25.14 - “Pua the Purple Pig” Relay For LIfe Fundraiser

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Community State Bank is rooting out cancer with "Pua the Purple Pig". Pua made visits to homes & businesses all over our area! Pua the Purple Pig was delivered to businesses and homes in Bradford County and Keystone for $20. For $30 Pua the Purple Pig was delivered with a guarantee that she wouldn't return. For $10 she was removed from the business or home.  For an extra $5 the sender could remain anonymous and for an additional $5 the recipient could find out who the sender was (if sender did not pay to remain anonymous). Though Pua the Purple Pig and other fundraisers Community State Bank was able to donate over $12,000 Relay For Life.

Now - 4.25.14 - various Relay For Life Fundraisers

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Community State Bank sold an assortment of candy bars for $1 each, Luminaria bags for $5 each, and honorary foot silhouettes for a $1 donation. We also raffled off a 3 piece Vera Bradley Travel Set valued at over $200! Tickets for the raffle were1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.  The drawing for the Vera Bradley was held at the Relay event on April 25th. All proceeds went to Relay For Life.

4.3.14 – Business Finance Workshop

Bradford County Incubator

The Bradford County Incubator and Community State Bank teamed up to present a free Business Finance Workshop to business owners and potential new businesses in our area. Community State Bank President, Jeff Oody, was the featured guest speaker. Additional sponsors include Career Source North Central Florida, Santa Fe College, & North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce.

4.4.14 - Bake Sale to support Relay For Life

Community State Bank hosted a bake sale on Friday, April 4th from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM in the lobby of the Starke office. The bank also provided free delivery of baked goods to local businesses & homes the day of the bake sale for those who couldn't make it to the bank in person. All proceeds went to the Bradford/Keystone Heights Relay For Life to help find a cure for cancer.

4.12.14 - 4.13.14 - Bradford County Strawberry Festival

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Community State Bank had a booth at the 16th Annual Bradford County Strawberry Festival. We enjoyed spending time out in our community enjoying the the live entertainment, food & craft vendors, and all things strawberry related. There were even free train rides and bounce houses for the kids. We are looking forward to next year!

4.25.14 - Bradford/Keystone Heights Relay For Life

Bradford Keystone Heights Relay For Life

This year's Relay For Life was held on April 25th - 26th at the Bradford High School track. It was as wonderful night of celebration, remembrance, and fun that helped to raise money in the fight against cancer! This year's Relay featured an island theme and the Community State Bank team roasted a whole pig on site! The delicious meat was sold at the event, along with other goodies, to help raise money to fight cancer. All proceeds went to Relay For Life.

3.11.14 - 3.16.14 — Bradford County Fair

Bradford County Fair

Community State Bank was a major sponsor of the Bradford County Fair. This year's fair featured livestock exhibits, entertainment from NoJoes Circus, fun games for the whole family, delicious food, and much more! We really enjoyed our time visiting with folks from all around our community at the Community State Bank booth in the exhibit hall.

3.03.14 — Kasasa Changes the Face of Local Banking

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Community State Bank is proud to announce the launching of a suite of Kasasa® products, including free checking and free savings accounts!

3.7.2014 - Friday Fest Cruz-In

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Employees from the Lake Butler and Starke offices participated in the NFRCC monthly Friday Fest Cruz-In. This month the event was in Lake Butler and featured classic cars and vendors from around the North Florida area.

3.7.2014 - Lake Butler Elementary School Career Day

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Community State Bank was a presenter at Career Day for the Lake Butler Elementary School.  Vice President Jennie Reed provided hands-on activities for the children to encourage their participation and increase their knowledge of banking and money. Several children even won Kasasa capes for their awesome participation!

2.07.14 - 2.08.14 — Rowe Enterprises 2014 REI Vendor Conference

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Community State Bank was an exhibitor at the 2014 Rowe Enterprises, Inc. Vendor Conference and Expo in St. Augustine, Florida.This meeting is a highly educational event for REI's field service professional, and includes over a hundred vendors each year. Community State Bank was honored to take this opportunity to make new friends and solidify existing relationships over the course of the weekend. We are looking forward to next year!

2.1.14 - North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Banquet

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As a proud member of the NFR Chamber of Commerce, Community State Bank employees enjoyed attending & co-sponsoring this wonderful annual event. It was a great night of visiting with other Chamber members, eating delicious food, and dancing the night away! This year the Bank was the entertainment sponsor and provided the event with a fabulous band.

12.17.13 - Lake Butler Christmas Parade

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Staff from our Lake Butler office continued the tradition of representing the Bank in the annual Lake Butler Christmas Parade with their beautifully decorated float. This year's theme was "Christmas in Paradise" and Community State Bank was awarded third place overall! Good job ladies!