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April 22, 2013
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Bank donates $2,500 to Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in Volk’s name
Home Federal Bank named Edie Volk a 2013 Hometown Hero and presented a check for $2,500 in her name to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at a ceremony at the Home Federal Bank headquarters in downtown Knoxville on Monday, April 22.
In its third year, the Hometown Heroes program spotlights ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others and their community. The public submitted dozens of nominations and ten winners were selected for their extraordinary volunteer work.
A $2,500 donation is made in each honoree’s name to the nonprofit of his or her choice, and an overall winner of the ten finalists will have an additional $2,500 donation made in his or her name.
“There are so many great people that selflessly do an incredible amount of good for our community and never get the credit they deserve,” said Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling. “People like Edie, whose volunteer efforts help bring music into the lives of children throughout East Tennessee, exemplify what it means to be a Hometown Hero.”
A volunteer with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s music education programs for more than 10 years, Volk has helped coordinate Classroom Connections and Young People’s Concerts, introducing young audiences throughout the East Tennessee to live, classical music. As Education Chair for the Knoxville Symphony League board, she has helped expand in-school programs and doubled the amount of money raised for student scholarships, ensuring that no student with a desire is unable to participate in the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association because of cost.
“We are happy to honor these Hometown Heroes,” said Keasling. “And we are pleased to support these programs that do such great things for our neighbors throughout the year.”
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lucas Richman and Executive Director Rachel Ford accepted the donation on behalf of the organization.
About Home Federal Bank
Home Federal Bank is a locally-owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through branches in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. For more information, visit http://www.homefederalbanktn.com.