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BATESVILLE – May 14, 2014 – Citizens Bank announced today that it will give away a new car, truck or SUV; an Intimidator UTV; and a Bad Boy Mower through a spectacular six-week “Celebrate America” contest that begins this Thursday and ends with a live drawing on the Fourth of July in Riverside Park in Batesville. 

“Thousands of people from across the region will enjoy a full day of entertainment, activities, and fireworks, and will also witness the drawing where they may win one of those great prizes,” said Phil Baldwin, Bank President.  “By entering the contest free of charge at any Citizens Bank branch, you qualify to win the vehicle of your choice from a selection provided by the Wood Family of Dealerships, or you could win an Intimidator UTV or a 60-inch Bad Boy Mower.”

No purchase is necessary to enter or win the contest.  Eligible persons can fill out and submit entries each day of the contest.  One entry per person per day.  In a unique twist, Citizens Bank will automatically give its account holders 10 entries in the contest for every account they have with the bank.  Bank board members, associates and members of their immediate family are ineligible for the drawings.  Official Contest Rules are available at Citizens Bank or atwww.thecitizensbank.net.

Over the next six weeks, Citizens Bank will add to the excitement with drawings to select 50 “finalists” each week.  The bank will publicize the names of the finalists in all but the last weekly drawing to increase the suspense of whose name might be among the 300 entries in the drum for the live drawing to win the “Celebrate America” prizes.

Entries will be accepted at Citizens Bank locations beginning Thursday (May 15) and ending at the close of business on Monday, June 30, followed by the live prize drawing on stage on the Fourth of July in Riverside Park.  

The 2014 edition of the “Celebrate America” event will be the 17th consecutive year that Citizens Bank has conducted the largest Independence Day celebration in North Central Arkansas – if not in the entire state. 

This year’s fireworks will ignite nearly overhead as the detonation zone has been changed to in Kennedy Park, which is directly across the White River from Riverside Park.  “Everyday Life,” the energetic and popular band from last year, will top this year’s entertainment with a concert that begins at 7 p.m.  Additional entertainment will be announced later.  The evening will conclude with the prize drawings at about 8:45 p.m. and the fireworks extravaganza at 9:15 p.m.

The celebration also includes food and craft vendors, bounce houses and other children’s activities, such as face-painting and balloon animals.

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.

Fun, Fireworks and a Free Car on the Fourth At Citizens Bank’s “Celebrate America” Event

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