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March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013

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Program Honors Outstanding Neighbors and Supports Local Nonprofits; Nominations Accepted through March 29

Home Federal Bank today launched its third Hometown Heroes program to honor everyday citizens who do extraordinary things for others and for their community.

Little League coaches, senior citizen center workers, teachers, Scout leaders, nonprofit volunteers and other individuals who work in their own way to make East Tennessee a great place to live are potential honorees.

“Home Federal Bank’s Hometown Heroes program has been very well received,” said Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling. “We appreciate all the strong nominations that come in each year, and we’re glad for the opportunity to recognize some outstanding individuals and help them to support many worthy area nonprofits.”

A total of eight Hometown Heroes honorees will be recognized for their volunteer work in the community and will choose a local nonprofit for a $2,500 donation in their name. From the eight finalists, a top winner will receive an additional $2,500 for donation to his or her chosen nonprofit.

In last year’s contest Home Federal Bank named Dr. Bill Broome as the top winner of the awards program in recognition of his volunteer work with Lost Sheep Ministry.

Anyone may nominate a Hometown Hero. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 29. Nomination forms are available for download on the Home Federal website at or can be picked up at any Home Federal Bank location. Completed forms can be dropped off at any Home Federal Bank location or emailed to [email protected]. Winners will be announced in April at various Home Federal Bank branches.

“This program goes to the heart of what Home Federal Bank is all about,” Keasling said. “As a hometown bank, we are honored for this opportunity to recognize the people of East Tennessee who do so much for communities throughout our region. This is our way of acknowledging their efforts.”

Home Federal Bank Hometown Heroes is sponsored by the Knoxville Focus, WVLT Volunteeer TV and WIVK-FM 107.7.

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