Bank of Tennessee Donates to Boone Street Market Capital Campaign


Bank of Tennessee Donates to Boone Street Market Capital Campaign

Posted: 03.27.2014

Bank of Tennessee presented Jonesborough Locally Grown with a donation of $2000 to support their capital campaign for permanent building space in Historic Downtown for the Jonesborough Farmers’ Market.

Jonesborough Locally Grown is a non-profit organization that manages the Jonesborough Farmers Market and is developing the new Boone Street Market Store.  Boone Street Market will be major new market for locally-produced food, located on Boone Street, open 6 days per week with some evening hours.

Karen Childress, Executive Director of Jonesborough Locally Grown said, “We are very grateful for this support from Bank of Tennessee.  Their $2000 contribution brings us to 85% of our $78,500 capital goal.  We are now confident that we will meet our goal and we are eager to begin work to turn Boone Street Market from a vision to a reality.”

“Bank of Tennessee is proud to be a financial supporter of the Jonesborough Farmer’s Market and this community”, said Tom Whitson, Jonesborough Market President for Bank of Tennessee. “We believe that the addition of the Boone Street Market Store to the Farmer’s Market will bring people from all over the area to downtown Jonesborough. This will give them even more opportunity to see all the wonderful shops, restaurants, and historic attractions that we have to offer here. We at Bank of Tennessee wanted to be a part of making this improvement happen,” said Whitson.

Bank of Tennessee’s Will Barrett, Pete Roller, and Tom Whitson present the check to the Jonesborough Locally Grown Board of Directors.

The Jonesborough Farmers Market is currently located in Courthouse Square, just off Main Street in Historic Downtown Jonesborough, TN. Operating hours are 8am to Noon on Saturdays from May to October. In addition to fresh locally grown vegetables, plants, meats, cheeses and baked goods, the Saturday market features live music, a café area and crafts. Jonesborough Locally Grown plans to open the Boone Street Market Store, located in the former Bob’s Exxon building as soon as the building has been fully renovated.

Bank of Tennessee is a community bank headquartered in East Tennessee with 19 branch locations and $900 Million in assets. As a locally owned and operated company, we understand the challenges and opportunities that our region faces. We are proud to provide innovative solutions for the financial needs for our region and support local leaders whose missions are to make our region a better place to live and work.

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