ELLIJAY, Ga. – The staff of the United Community Bank is in their parking lot today hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Day to celebrate the people who make their business.
With music flooding the lot, the staff is welcoming their customers with free grilled hotdogs with all the trimmings from relish and onions to coleslaw and the usual mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise. They are also serving Cokes and popcorn for those seeking shade under the trees.
However, it’s not just food that the bank is offering today. The staff is looking to help their customers grow more than a bank account, offering tomato plants to all who attend along with seed packs for peppers and other garden vegetables. Additionally, attendees can sign up for raffle prizes to get them equipped for the gardening to come.
According to one staff member, Patrick McVey, the event is an annual “thank you” to their customers for the business and allows the staff to see a different perspective of the community they rely on for everything they do.
Months in planning, the celebration is set to go until after 2 p.m. today though McVey said they will stay longer if they still have people.
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