The inaugural Relay for Life Pageant sponsored by DeMotte State Bank surpassed their every hope, according to Co-director Pamela McDonald. She said with the 33 contestants that turned out, and the more than 200 attendees, the event raised more than their goal of $1500, and the success has pushed them to hold the pageant again next year due to the event’s overwhelming achievement.
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Sunday’s inaugural Relay for Life Pageant, sponsored by DeMotte State Bank, drew an astounding 33 contestants, ranging in age from 1 to 18.
Coordinator Candice Miller hopes to raise $1,500 for cancer research through a combination of entry fees, ticket and concession sales and other donations. Miller says many of the contestants are taking part because proceeds benefit cancer research. That’s also why the DeMotte State Bank is fielding a team. Miller is a cancer survivor, and says many members of the bank’s close-knit staff have been touched by the disease.
In response to the Starke County Food Pantry’s need for donations, Demotte State Bank is holding a food drive at their Knox location to show their support for Community Services of Starke County’s most popular service. Community Services Director Joan Haugh told the Knox City Council in February that roughly 951 families per month visit the food pantry, and they need the help of the community to keep their shelves stocked.
Candice Miller of Demotte State Bank said the bank will be accepting donations during their regular business hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
The deadline to register for the First Starke County Relay for Life Pageant is quickly approaching, as Candice Miller from DeMotte State Bank said the deadline of March 29 gives interested individuals just over a week to register.
The pageant will be held on April 21 at 2 p.m. in the family life center at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Knox, where a winner will be crowned in each of four age groups to represent their title and participate at the Starke County Relay for Life Event at the Hamlet fairgrounds in June. All Starke County residents ages 1-18 can participate in the event, with age groups ranging from Teeny Tiny Miss, ages one to three; Tiny Miss, ages four to seven; Little Miss, ages eight to 12; and Miss, ages 13 to 18.
Entry fees are $30 per contestant, and the team is still seeking sponsorships and donations to cover expenses. Applications can be picked up at DeMotte State Bank, or anyone interested can call Pamela McDonald at (574) 806-1143 or Candice Miller at (574) 806-2901.
This is the first Relay for Life pageant of its kind, and Miller said her team is hoping for a successful event. Miller indicated that if the event goes well, DeMotte State Bank would love to make it an annual part of Relay.
A fraudulent text message involving Demotte State Bank is making the rounds again.
If you receive a text message saying your Demotte State Bank card has been deactivated and to call the number included in the text, do not call that number and do not give out any information.
If you have released information, call your banking center immediately.
If you get a text message from a source that suggests you may have an issue with an account with Demotte State Bank, it is fraudulent. Carla Musial from the Demotte State Banking branch in Knox stated that the text message will give the recipient a phone number to call and the number directs that recipient to another source. She urges you to ignore this text message and do not divulge any banking or other personal information to this source as it is fraudulent.
The Relay for Life event is only getting closer, and teams are preparing their fundraisers for the year to ensure efforts kick off to a great start. The Demotte State Bank Relay Team has announced two fundraisers planned in the near future with proceeds from the events going toward Starke County Relay for Life.
The Indiana State Police received complaints today regarding a fraud alert from Demotte State Bank. According to a press release, the bank’s name is being used in a “phishing scam” to gain information from unsuspecting victims.
Northwest Indiana residents, especially those with Verizon telephone numbers, are receiving an automated message using a woman’s voice that their debit or credit card has been compromised. She then asks you to verify your account number and other information by having you go through a series of automated prompting questions. The numbers that will show up on your phone or caller ID are from out of state.
This is a phishing exploit to trick people into revealing personal and confidential information. Do not respond to any requests or give them any information. The scammers will likely use this information to withdraw money from your account or obtain credit in your name.
Demotte State Bank DOES NOT contact their customers in this matter. If you have given account or other personal information please contact Demotte State Bank and your local law enforcement immediately.
Counterfeit $20 bills are circulating around the Starke County area.
Carla Musial from Demotte State Bank told WKVI that they’re the best that she’s seen. A Starke County merchant got one this weekend. While the bills look real, they will mark brown, not yellow, and the hologram is missing along with glitter on the bottom of the bills and a strip.
The Starke County Food Pantry received a $3,500 check from the Starke County General Unrestricted Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for the purpose of purchasing meat and food for the food pantry.
Cecilia Torres, Services Coordinator, says that several more donations have come into the food pantry, but more is always welcome. You may drop off your donation at the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
As a result of the recent bad weather across our region during this holiday season, the local blood collections have decreased. Type O negative blood is especially needed now. Since type O negative blood can be used for any patient when there is not time to determine the patient’s blood type, it is crucial that there be a sufficient supply.