OVB lights up Wellston Christmas fund drive
The community effort to raise funds for new Christmas lights and decorations in Wellston received a big boost recently when Ohio Valley Bank (OVB) presented a check for $5,000 to the Wellston Christmas Lights Campaign. Pictured (from the left) are: Wellston Mayor Connie Pelletier, OVB Wellston Branch Manager Adam Massie, and Campaign Co-Chairs, Tom Downard and Tom McWilliams. “Ohio Valley Bank is very, very supportive of our local community, and we hope that this will inspire others in our community to support our city of Wellston as well,” Downard and McWilliams said in a joint statement. “Thank you again, OVB, and all of the other businesses and individuals who have donated to the campaign thus far!” Those donating with checks should make them payable to: The Wellston Rotary Club. The Wellston Rotary Club, Wellston Main Street, the Ohillco Society, the Wellston Lions Club, Boy Scout Troop 57, Black Diamond Lodge, and Make Wellston Beautiful have banded together to lead the fund drive, which will continue through June 30. The fundraising goal is $30,000. (Photo Courtesy Of Wellston Christmas Lights Campaign)
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