Last updated: January 15. 2014 6:00PM - 1494 Views
Sarah Hawley shawley@civitasmedia.com

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OHIO VALLEY — Farmers Bank announced the winners of the Farmers Bank Take Action Video Contest earlier this week.

The contest invited individual grades and/or the entire school in the three counties Farmers Bank serves (Meigs, Mason and Gallia) to submit a video telling the bank why they deserve $1,000.

The videos were then posted on the bank’s Facebook page, facebook.com/myfarmersbank, where the public could vote on their favorite video. Voting ended on Friday, Dec. 27.

With over 8,000 total votes cast between eight videos submitted, the winner of the grand prize of $1,000 went to Eastern Elementary and Middle School in Meigs County. They will use the money towards starting the Eagle Pack Program which is designed to help feed needy students.

“We are so excited to have won this money,” said Sara Will one of the organizers of the Eagle Pack program. She estimated that the money will pay for around 100 packs to help the students.

“I am so thankful to Farmer’s Bank for this amazing opportunity. I am also thankful to all the staff, students, parents, and community members who got online and voted. We couldn’t have won this without the tremendous effort everyone made,” Will added.

Donations for the program are still being accepted with the first packs to be sent home next week. For more information about the program contact Eastern Elementary School.

In a close second and the winner of $500 went to Meigs Middle School in Meigs County. They will use their prize money to support various school activities.

And third place went to Cornerstone Academy in Mason County. Their prize money will be used towards new playground equipment.

The prize money was awards to each school on January 13 and 14.

Farmers Bank congratulates these schools and to all of the schools that participated on a job well done.

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