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Bank Midwest Community Fund Awards $20,000 Grant to Adventure Playground Task Force in Fairmont, MN

Bank Midwest is proud to support the Adventure Playground Task Force’s mission to create a playground where children and adults of all physical and cognitive abilities can engage in play and exploration. The Task Force was created in 2017 by a group of local parents, educators, social service providers, and other professionals dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for families with disabilities.

The playground will implement special features and tools which make play easier for those with mobility devices, impaired lower- and upper-body control, and limited cognitive ability.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Adventure Playground,” states Bank Midwest Market President Jared Pomerenke. “This public space will serve families in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa, including the communities of Fairmont, Jackson, Sherburn, and Armstrong.”

The total project cost is $481,000, and nearly 100% of the project has been funded. Project completion is planned for April 2019.

The Bank Midwest Community Fund is designed to help support larger community projects that are meeting a unique need in the markets it serves. The fund accepts proposals from local, community-based 501(c)3 organizations and is focused on the arts, environment, recreation, youth, and general long-term community betterment initiatives.

To be considered, applicants must demonstrate how their project will impact Bank Midwest customers, shareholders and employees, as well as how much market area the organization or event will reach and the potential for employee involvement.

Bank Midwest is an employee-owned organization with 11 locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The financial institution has assets of $860 million, and is a full service financial institution offering loans and traditional FDIC-insured accounts, as well as insurance, investment and trust services. (Investments and insurance services are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by the bank and may go down in value.)