WALK OF FAME TRAVELING EXHIBIT BEGAN AT cITIZENS FIRST BANK
Citizens First Bank was honored to host the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Clinton County Hometown Pride committee at our Lincoln Way location. The ribbon cutting was a great kick off for our week-long exhibit of the inaugural Clinton County Walk of Fame in November 2021, honoring the legacy of those that blazed the trail for us. Clinton County Walk of Fame.
The City of Clinton Hometown Pride Committee announced the ribbon-cutting for the first public display of plaques for the Clinton County Walk of Fame Honorees for 2021 at Citizens First Bank of Clinton, 1442 Lincoln Way at 10:00 am on Monday, November 15th.
The bronze plated plaques of the seven inductees from the inaugural class of the Clinton County Walk of Fame were honored on September 19th at Eagle Point Lodge in Clinton. The plaques be were on display in the lobby at the main location of Citizens First Bank from Monday, November 15th to Saturday, November 20th.
The selection of the first location for the exhibit of the plaques, was made possible by the generous donation of Citizens First Bank to honor Veteran’s Day for several of the inductees. Three inductees in the inaugural class, Artemus Lamb Gates, Henry Langrehr, and Russell Volckmann were selected because of their highly decorated military service. They are joined by the other four inductees, honored for other outstanding achievements: Felix Adler, Linda Luckstead, Duke Slater, and Charles Toney.
Carrie Donaire, Marketing Director of Citizens First Bank thought that having the first public display around Clinton County in recognition of Veteran’s Day on November 11th would be appropriate. Donaire stated “We must not forget the call to duty these men made and the sacrifices they made on behalf of their country. Clinton County should be proud to call these inductees hometown heroes.”
The seven plaques will be displayed at different locations in the Clinton County to give residents a chance to see them at convenient locations. The next display will be at the Clinton County Historical Society Museum beginning December 1st.
In the coming months the Clinton County Walk of Fame exhibit will travel to other sites throughout Clinton County. For more information on the 2021 Walk of Fame honorees, and the future locations of the exhibit, visit www.thesawmillmuseum.org/ccwof.html.