United Bank to hold ‘Piggy Bank Day’
By Ann Cantrell
It is a rare occasion when a person can interact with a big, pink pig and a plan for their child’s future. United Bank is striving to bring these two aspects together in their Piggy Bank Day on Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is intended to bring in anyone under the age of 18, and their parents, to start an account with United Bank. “Piggy Bank Day is a long-time tradition of United Bank. We’ve been doing it for approximately 20 years. It is important to help young people in making financial decisions,” said Russell Carter, president of the Madison division of United Bank.
Sheryl Peters, customer service representative, said that there will be a pony ride and someone dressed up in a costume as Penelope the Pig. “It’s whoever we can trick into it,” said Peters, laughing, of who will wear the costume.
While some of the activities target a younger crowd, Peters said it was important for everyone to start an account and begin saving for their future, and that United Bank welcomed a life-long financial relationship.
She also emphasized that parents should start saving for their children’s future as early as possible. Piggy Bank Day will include refreshments as well as giveaways for new account members and existing minors, individuals under 18 years of age, with accounts. There will be a drawing for a $50 savings deposit.