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Downtown Russellville receives new benches and waste receptacles thanks to the efforts of Valley State Bank President Ike Rogers, Mayor David Grissom and Chris Williams from Leisure Creations.

Valley State Bank contributes to city revitalization

Thanks to Valley State Bank and Leisure Creations, Russellville citizens and visitors now have new benches and waste receptacles to use downtown.

Mayor David Grissom unveiled these new amenities March 7 at city hall. He said they benefit the downtown revitalization efforts that all started four years ago.

“It takes a lot of people working together to make this kind of stuff happen,” Grissom said.

For this project, Grissom contacted Ike Rogers, president of Valley State Bank, who agreed to support the effort. The bank purchased 30 architectural waste receptacles and six 6-foot Cambridge Steel benches at the price of $15,468.96 from Leisure Creations, located in Franklin County.

“Russellville is our home, and we’re very excited to be a part of this downtown redevelopment effort,” Rogers said.

This isn’t the first time Valley State Bank has been involved in Russellville’s downtown development projects, according to Grissom. The bank has also worked with the Reed building, the Carter building and The Bricks Inn and Restaurant.

“We’re blessed to be involved in several of these revitalization efforts and look forward to being in more,” Rogers said.

This is just one of the many steps the City of Russellville has taken to redevelop its downtown area, and Grissom said there will be more to come.