The Fort Scott branch of Citizens Bank celebrated their arrival with a grand opening event Wednesday, providing food and drawings as well as the opportunity to view the location on Highway 69.
The fifth branch of Security Bank out of Rich Hill opened its doors in Fort Scott at the end of May, providing another option for members of the community looking for loans or other assistance with finances.
“We’re pretty versatile,” bank president Cliff Yarick said of their services, expressing their excitement to be in Fort Scott.
Bank owner Randy Shannon said they are glad to bring a branch of their bank to Fort Scott, a larger community that is still rural and agriculture-based, after opening other branches in smaller communities such as Hume and Rich Hill.
“We’re just glad to be here,” Shannon said, saying they look forward to serving the banking needs of the community.
Lindsay Madison, executive director of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, said she is glad to see an empty building being put to use once again in Fort Scott.
“We are extremely excited that you’re here,” Madison said. “We’re excited to have another business that’s really involved in the community.”