Bank Independent Float Places First at Killen Founders Day

  • Killen Founders Day FloatKillen, Ala. – Monday, August 26, 2013 – Bank Independent employees took to heart the  theme and focus of this weekend’s Killen Founders Day events, “Honoring the Lions Club,” when designing the float that garnered first place honors in the parade.  In fact, the official Killen Founders Day Facebook event page cited the float as being “all about the Lions Club and what they are doing for the community.”

    Supporting the Lions Club is not new to the employees in the Bank’s Killen sales office.  For over ten years, the Bank Independent branch located on Highway 72 in Killen has been a donation point for the Lions Club eyeglass recycling project, and has collected hundreds of pairs of glasses from folks in the community. 

    “We’re proud to have been a longtime partner of the local Lions Club,” says Bill Howard, Bank Independent Shoals Area President.  “Our Bank’s mission is to give back to the communities we serve, and hosting a Lions Club collection box in our branch is just one way we can do that. We appreciate the Town of Killen’s decision to honor this worthy organization during the Killen Founders Day events.”

    According to the Lions Club International website, the cost for the Lions Club to recycle each pair of eyewear is less than eight cents.  The recycled glasses are then distributed by the Lions Club to visually impaired recipients throughout the world. 

    Howard and Bank Independent’s Killen employees hope that the town’s Founders Day events raised awareness of the wonderful work of the Lions Club.  The Bank continues to collect for this commendable cause, and encourages the donation of intact or slightly damaged eyeglasses during the branch’s business hours, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Eyeglass donations will even be accepted through the bank’s drive-thru.