Batesville Parks & Recreation, Citizens Bank ‘Raze the Roof’ for Donation

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BATESVILLE – February 3, 2015 – Citizens Bank has donated the former Ivory Owl gift shop building on South Saint Louis Street to the city’s Parks & Recreation Department.  The city is currently dismantling and relocating the structure to the North Athletic Complex. 

“The city thanks Citizens Bank for generously offering this building to us,” said Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.  “This structure will help us create a maintenance shop that we badly need at the North Complex – and will save the city thousands of dollars, too.”

“The North Complex is a tremendous asset to the City of Batesville and a wonderful source of enjoyment for hundreds of baseball, softball and soccer players and their families,” said Phil Baldwin, Citizens Bank President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are pleased that this building can be put to good use by Jeff Owens and the Parks & Recreation Department.” 

About Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank was founded in 1953 by business and civic leaders to serve the financial needs of middle income families and small businesses.  Citizens Bank works to improve the quality of life for all community residents by promoting educational opportunities, economic growth and innovative civic partnerships.

RAZING THE ROOF – (From left) Citizens Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Baldwin listens as Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Owens discuss the dismantling and relocating of a building donated to the city by the bank.  The city will use the building as a maintenance shop at the North Athletic Complex.

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