Carolina Alliance plans Easter Bake Sale
Proceeds to benefit March of Dimes
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 22, 2013) Carolina Alliance Bank (OTCBB: CRLN.OB) is once again holding its popular Easter Bake Sale to benefit the March of Dimes. This year’s sale will be held starting at 9 a.m., on Friday, March 29 in the bank’s lobby and will last until everything is sold, or 6 p.m.
Featured at the Easter Bake Sale is an array of yummy desserts baked by the bank’s staff. There will be everything from cakes to cookies and pies to cupcakes and more. It’s the perfect place to find homemade goodies for your Easter weekend.
Carolina Alliance’s Easter Bake Sale is just one of many fundraisers planned to benefit the March of Dimes. Others include:
-From 5 – 8 p.m., on April 11 bank staff will “Raise Some Dough” at the Pizza Inn on the eastside of Spartanburg by waiting on tables and bussing tables.
-A BBQ Lunch will be held from 11:30-2 p.m., on Wednesday, April 17 in the bank’s parking lot, rain or shine.
-On sale at the bank’s greeters desk is Cookin’ & Bakin,’ a cookbook which features favorite family recipes from the Carolina Alliance staff. Cost is only $10 per cookbook.
-Bank staff will participate in March for Babies on Saturday, April 27. At last year’s walk more than three-quarters of the bank’s staff walked together as a team.
For additional information about Carolina Alliance please call (864) 208-BANK (2265) or visit www.carolinaalliancebank.com.
Carolina Alliance holds Ice Cream Social for March of Dimes
Bank staff recently prepared yummy homemade ice cream and held an Ice Cream Social as a March of Dimes fundraiser. The ice cream was made upstairs and sold in the lobby to customers (and staff!)
Also, on that same afternoon, the crew from ESPN Spartanburg’s Open Mic Daily broadcast their popular show from the bank’s lobby. It all made for a fun afternoon.
Last year, through fundraisers such as this, Carolina Alliance raised $13,291.86 for the March of Dimes and was named the Small Business of the Year and was presented with the Top Financial Institution Award.
Carolina Alliance Named Small Business of the Year & Top Financial Institution by the March of Dimes.
Being active in the community is important to the staff of Carolina Alliance and participating in the March of Dimes is just one of the many ways we achieve this important goal. So, when we received awards for our efforts – well, it a testament to our staff and its commitment to Spartanburg County!
For the fourth straight year, Carolina Alliance has been named the March of Dimes’ Small Business of the Year. In addition, this year, the bank also was presented with the Top Financial Institution Award.
“To have received the Small Business Award for four straight years is quite an accomplishment. And for a bank such as ours, with 39 employees, to win the Top Financial Institution Award shows how devoted our staff is to the Spartanburg community,” said John Poole, President and CEO of Carolina Alliance Bank. “We have a great staff and very supportive customers and friends at Carolina Alliance that really take pride in reaching out to organizations such as the March of Dimes, who provide vital resources and support to our community.”
The Small Business Award, which recognizes Carolina Alliance’s outreach and fundraising efforts, also reflects the bank’s organizational commitment to the March of Dimes and March for Babies in the Spartanburg community. The collective contributions of the bank employees, includes more than 150 man hours and financial resources dedicated to this very worthy cause. The bank has won the award in four of the five years it has been open.
Carolina Alliance Bank received the Top Financial Institution Award as its staff of 39, raised $13,291.86, which is more than any other financial institution in Spartanburg County. In addition, every one of the bank’s staff members made some contribution to the campaign.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the March of Dimes for our ongoing commitment and passion to community service and giving back to the Spartanburg community,” Poole said. “Several of our staff members have personal experience with the excellent work done by and through the March of Dimes and we truly appreciate the work done by the organization.”
Selected highlights of Carolina Alliance’s contributions to the March of Dimes include:
-Raised approximately $13,291.86 for the March for Babies
-Planned a Hot Dog Lunch which drew customers and friends from throughout the Spartanburg area, with all proceeds donated to the March of Dimes.
-Held a Bake Sale which included bank staff baking and selling homemade specialties with all donations forwarded to the March of Dimes.
-Held a Wii bowling tournament for staff, in which proceeds were donated to the March of Dimes.
-Staff participated in a pie-throwing contest where the senior staff person who received the most ‘votes’ (money for the March of Dimes) got a pie in the face.
-Published and sold a cookbook – “Cookin’ & Bakin’ ” which features family recipes from the Carolina Alliance staff. Cookbook sales were donated to the March of Dimes.
-Bank Vice President and Senior Mortgage Officer Carolyn MacIntosh volunteers as Chairwoman of the March of Dimes Board of Directors Spartanburg Chapter, and also is a member of the March of Dimes Board of Directors South Carolina State Chapter.