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As we wrap up Year 3 of our popular feature Farm Family of the Week, attention turns to tales of harvest. Email ideas to ag writer Dave Hinton at [email protected]
Longview Bank’s wonderful tradition of providing harvest lunches included stops in Royal, Bismarck, Sidell and Fairmount last week.
On Wednesday, employees of Bank of Gibson City — part of Longview Capital Corp. — will help deliver some 200 meals at Alliance Grain.
“The expense is minimal in the big picture,” director of marketing Cam Pepper said. “Our bank’s founders and many of our ag lenders are farmers, too. We, the bank, are part of the communities we serve. So, at this time, we celebrate with our communities, our customers and show our appreciation of their hard work.”
Pepper was in Royal on Tuesday where 320 BBQ ribeye sandwiches were scooped up by thankful farmers and their families. He said “80% of the people that came to the elevator were customers.”
The bank works with various sponsors to pull it off.
“We get major appreciation,” Pepper said. “The farmers don’t have time to stop. They appreciate a ‘good’ meal that they can eat on the move.
“One driver said ‘The pulled pork was better than the sardines and mustard sauce I had packed for lunch.’ “