The past year has presented our community with circumstances like never before. We worked together to navigate the uncertainties caused by a global pandemic. Through it all, the community forged ahead.
In an effort to celebrate the strong bond and relationship between local businesses, schools, and families and their community bank, we are recognizing Power of Community Week during Community Banking Month this April. As we celebrate, we’re highlighting the relationships we hold dearly right here at Horicon Bank.
All around Wisconsin, this year we saw our banks and their loyal employees continually step up and serve. All month, our Horicon Bankers are celebrating. Here’s how:
• Cleaning and maintenance at Camp Manitoqua
• Donating cooking oil and food for 60 local families through Habitat for Humanity Restore and Global Youth Service Day
• Food Drive for the Living Hope Food Pantry
• Community Shred Day at our Beaver Dam office
• Bank tour and banking education for local elementary students and college students
• Community Shred Day at our Green Lake office
• Reading books at Mayville Elementary School
• Community Shred Day at our Iron Ridge office
• Community Shred Day at our Ripon office
• Delivering flowers to local residence homes
• Cleaning up local parks in Horicon
• Donating to the Pregnancy Support Center in Dodge County
• Food Drive for the Community Pantry
• Food Drive for Markesan Food Pantry
• Creating banking education display for Markesan Public Library
• Cleaning up local parks in Beaver Dam
• Delivering muffins and coffee to the West Bend Police Department and Fire Department
• Community Shred Day at our West Bend office
To kick off the week of community support, our own Fred F. Schwertfeger, President of Horicon Bank, donated $1.25 million to the Horicon School District to support their effort to build a new athletic complex. Schwertfeger is a 1961 graduate of Horicon High School. The football field will be named “Sword Field” after Fred's heritage; “Schwert” which means “sword” in German. We can’t wait to cheer on Horicon at Sword Field!
We are happy to help and proud to call you neighbors and friends. As we celebrate Power of Community Week, we look forward to seeing you, strengthening our relationships, and bettering the communities we proudly call home.