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Algood staff pose with Algood PD in front of city logo.

Algood Office Supports Law Enforcement

Staff from the Algood office provided lunch for the Algood Police Department in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Pictured from left to right is David Corley, Sgt. Allred, Rachel Honaker, Algood Office Assistant Manager, Teola Ragland, Algood FSR Manager, Tim Terry, and Matthew Tyree.

First Freedom Staff Volunteer with Prospect, Inc

Several First Freedom staff volunteered to assist Prospect, Inc with their annual holiday party. In addition to helping during the party, staff also helped with the set-up and the clean-up. 

Prospect, Inc is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support services and employment to people with disabilities or other barriers to personal independence.

Pictured, top, from left to right, is Courtney Keller, Relationship Specialist, and Blake Smith, Lebanon FSR Manager.

Pictured bottom left, from left to right, is Sarah Poss, Assistant Vice President / Marketing and BSA Analyst, Natalie Stark, Assistant Vice President and Mt. Juliet Office Manager, Tatum Ortlepp, Lebanon Senior Personal Banker, and Kasey Johnston, Lebanon FSR.

Pictured bottom right, left to right, is Brooke Weldy, Lebanon FSR, Kaitlin Wattenbarger, Providence Personal Banker, and Holly Wolfe, Lebanon Personal Banker.

Bank staff pose with Rehab23 volunteers and keynote speaker in front of Rehab23 logo.

First Freedom Sponsors Rehab23 Breakfast

First Freedom Bank was a sponsor of Rehab23’s Christmas Breakfast. Each year Rehab23 hosts this breakfast for Wilson County First Responders. A raffle was included, and two baskets were given away.

This year’s keynote speaker was Jason Lawson, District Attorney General. 

Pictured from left to right is Bob Pergler, Rehab23 Vice President, Jason Lawson, Meagan Roberts, Providence Personal Banker, Ashley Montgomery, Providence Office Manager, Sarah Poss, AVP – Marketing and BSA Analyst, and Linn Yeager, Rehab23 President / Director.

First Freedom Staff, Algood Mayor, and Algood Admin pose with a check in front of the City of Algood emblem.

First Freedom Donates to Algood Park

First Freedom Bank donated to the City of Algood for their new 21-acre community park. The second phase of the park is scheduled to begin in 2023.  

Pictured from left to right is Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, Lisa Chapman-Fowler, Mayor of Algood, Rachel Honaker, Algood Assistant Manager, and Keith Morrison, Algood City Administrator.

A group photo of the representatives for the sixteen Sycamore Elementary School Adopters.

First Freedom Recognized as Adopter

First Freedom Bank was recognized as a returning adopter at Sycamore Elementary School’s Adoption Ceremony on November 11th. First Freedom has participated in the adopter program since the acquisition of the Upper Cumberland offices in 2016 and it has been a delight to serve and support the school over the last several years.

Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, represented the bank at the ceremony. In addition to the thirteen returning adopters, three new adopters were inducted into the program.

Pictured are the representatives for the new and returning adopters.

Group photos of Donna Elrod with the Jackson County Junior Beta Club

First Freedom Donates to Junior Beta Club

First Freedom Bank donated funds to the Jackson County Middle School Junior Beta Club to complete their fundraising goal. The Junior BETA Club will be attending the Junior Beta Convention in Nashville this November and one of the competitions at the convention was to design a club pin. Proceeds from the fundraiser went toward materials for the design and production of these pins. 

Pictured is Donna Elrod, Vice President and Gainesboro Office Manager, with Beta club students and Jackson County Middle School Staff Members, Michelle Leonard, Amie Halfacre, and Glenda Mayberry.

Group photo or Jackson County Imagination Library Board of Directors in front of lake

First Freedom Sponsors Imagination Library Fundraiser

First Freedom is proud to have been a sponsor at the Jackson County Imagination Library fundraising event at the Wildwood Resort & Marina.

The Jackson Imagination County Library, a division of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, is a free pre-K literary service which mails one book each month to every Jackson County child enrolled in the program, up to age five.

Pictured are the Jackson County Imagination Library Board Members, including First Freedom’s Ashley Tippit, Gainesboro Assistant Office Manager.

Group photo of Ladell Medley with Sycamore Elementary Staff Holding Donated School Supplies

First Freedom Bank Supports Sycamore Elementary School

First Freedom Bank hosted a booth and handed out goodie bags to students at Sycamore Elementary’s annual Back to School Bash. The bank also donated a variety of school supplies from the teachers’ wish lists.

Pictured from left to right is Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, with Tracy Nabors, Sycamore Principal, and Allison Evans, Sycamore School Counselor.

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