GUERNSEY – Banner Capital Bank helped to sponsor, in conjunction with the Food Bank of Wyoming, a coloring contest for the children at Guernsey-Sunrise elementary school. Lani Mansfield, Jaxon Pafford, Aiden Eustace, Aurora Davis, Izzy Butler, Willow Ashmore and Tessa Hillers all found out during an elementary school assembly they had in fact, won in their respective age groups.
“After all the kids submitted their entries, we sent them down to the art department at the University of Wyoming,” Banner Capital Bank President C.J. McCabe said. “They judged them, selected the winners and we are here to present the awards.”
The presentations were held in the Guernsey-Sunrise gymnasium where an elementary assembly had gathered to hear who the winners of the contest were. In addition, McCabe who gave a motivational speech to the kids on the importance of giving back to the community, put that speech into action as he presented a check for $1,000 to Guernsey Community Food Pantry Director Pat Russell for local pantry needs.
As an added bonus, Banner Capital Bank brought ice cream cups and distributed them to the elementary students in their classrooms after the assembly.
“Everybody participated throughout the whole school,” McCabe said. “Today, we are presenting seven awards.”
McCabe who was the mastermind of the entire event said he could not take all the credit and mentioned that his employees were very instrumental in helping bring the project to fruition.
“It was a collaborative effort, that’s for sure,” McCabe said.
“So, they could choose from three different styles of pictures to color,” Banner Capital teller Angie Gardner said. “It was up to the classes of how they chose them.”
In McCabe’s speech to the kids, he said, “Even at your age, there are many ways of giving back, such as volunteering and perhaps doing extra in your classroom for your teacher. At home, helping to do dishes or picking up your laundry or clean your room.”
The idea behind the presentation was to make the kids aware of the awesome responsibility of giving back.