“We’re not quite sure when we started, but we know we’ve been there since the beginning.” That’s a familiar sentiment from the employees of Iowa State Bank’s Relay for Life team, the Pink Ribbon Crusaders. Some of our team members have worked for the bank since the Relay started in Kossuth County. Today, many are still working at the bank, and they’re continuing to work on behalf of the Relay. As one of the 2013 Relay’s corporate sponsors, Iowa State Bank is proud to support the Relay for Life.
As the bank celebrates its 85th year in business, the Pink Ribbon Crusaders are celebrating long-time fundraising events as well. This spring the group is planning the 7th Annual Pink Ribbon Crusaders Relay for Life Garage Sale. Bank employees and their families donate their gently-used treasures year-round in preparation for the annual garage sale which also features a bake sale. “The bank provides our team with a space to collect items from our employees throughout the year, which helps us accumulate a large collection of sale items,” remarked long-time volunteer, Jackie Smith. The sale is held in a garage located in the bank’s employee parking lot at the corner of Dodge & E. North Streets in Algona (one block north of Wood by Us.)
The sale also features a bake sale with items donated by employees. “We have a lot of great bakers at the bank, and many of the recipes shared are favorites in our employee break-room,” stated Jenn Gray, one of the bake sale organizers.
Watch your local paper and listen to KLGA Radio for date and time information for the Pink Ribbon Crusaders upcoming garage sale.