Bank’s holiday giving program begins

First State Bank announced last week that its Share the Joy holiday giving program is now underway.

For decades, the bank has worked with community members and local organizations to collect and distribute toys and gifts for families in need. This year, the bank’s new Rudolph office is continuing its community tradition of collecting cash and other donations for food baskets for local families in need, and also is collecting children’s warm mitten and glove donations that will be provided for students in need of them at Think Academy.

Community members who would like to help Share the Joy can stop by First State Bank’s offices in New London, Cecil, Clintonville, Dale, Manawa, Rudolph or Waupaca to select an ornament from the tree in the lobby. Participants then purchase a gift to fit the needs of the individual listed on the ornament tag and return the gift to First State Bank by Dec. 8.

First State Bank works with local community organizations to distribute the donations in time for Christmas. They include the Clintonville Goodfellows and St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cecil.

Share the Joy is co-sponsored by Frog Country 92.3. For information, contact your local First State Bank office, call 800-994-2500, follow First State Bank (New London) on Facebook, or visit