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Bank of Pocahontas, WBC Team Up on Savings Lessons


Tiffany Lindner (standing front, left) with Bank of Pocahontas presents a check for the Williams Teacher Education Program to Betty Neeley of Williams Baptist College. Surrounding them are WBC education students who conducted "Teach Children to Save Day" classes.

"Teach Children to Save Day" was held Wednesday, April 18, for students at Alma Spikes Elementary School in Pocahontas. The Bank of Pocahontas joined with education students from Williams Baptist College to present the program.

Bank of Pocahontas has sponsored the program since 1996 and has taught over 2,200 students in the years since. Student teachers from the Williams Teacher Education Program presented the lesson on saving to the school children, and employees from the Bank of Pocahontas assisted the student teachers.

The bank also provided all the children with savings banks, as well as a dollar bill for each child to begin their saving habits.

"We look forward to ‘Teach Children to Save Day’ every year," said Carol Belford-Lewallen, Bank of Pocahontas vice president . "It’s a delight to work with the children and to see how much they enjoy it, plus the lessons are extremely valuable for them."

Betty Neeley of the Williams education faculty accompanied 14 education majors from the college, who presented the program.

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