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March 19, 2014

Program honors outstanding neighbors, supports local nonprofits

Hometown HeroesPublic nominations for Home Federal Bank’s Hometown Heroes community service awards are due Friday, March 28. The program honors everyday citizens who do extraordinary things for others and for their community and also financially supports area nonprofits.

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.

“Hometown Heroes has two key components,” said Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling. “First, it recognizes our community’s volunteers for the work that they do. Second, it offers financial support to the organizations they so passionately serve.”

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

Anyone may nominate a Hometown Hero through Friday, March 28. Nomination forms are available for download on the Home Federal Bank website at or can be picked up at any of the bank’s locations in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. Winners will be announced beginning in April at various Home Federal Bank branches.

“Hometown Heroes reflects the heart of Home Federal Bank,” Keasling said. “As a hometown bank, we are invested in our community and welcome this opportunity to honor the people of East Tennessee who tirelessly give of themselves to make it an even better place.”

About Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

Home Federal Bank of Tennessee is a locally owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through branches in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. Every quarter since 1991, the bank has earned a 5-Star Superior rating – the highest possible – by independent authority BauerFinancial. For more information, visit