Southern Bancorp donates scoreboard to Manila Public School

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Danny Robbins, (left) Southern Bancorp president of Manila branch, presented a check for $42,340.41 for a new scoreboard for the Manila Lion Gymnasium. Pictured with Mr. Robbins are Chris Ferrell, assistant superintendent; Pam Castor, superintendent; and Johnny McCain, school board member.

Danny Robbins, president of Southern Bancorp in Manila, made a special presentation to the Manila Public School District at the Tuesday night home basketball game.

Robbins said he was honored to be able to present to the school a check from Southern Bancorp in the amount of $42,340.41 for the purchase of a state of the art, two-sided LED basketball scoreboard to be placed in the high school gymnasium. The scoreboard will be hanging from the center ceiling with matching boards on each end of the gymnasium.

"I graduated from Manila High School 49 years ago in 1964," Robbins said. "When I left here I never dreamed I would ever be back here and have this privilege. When I came back to Manila with my family and started working at the bank 31 years ago I was blessed to work for the Cheadle/Schrader family. They were very community minded. Later, when the bank was First National Bank and I had the opportunity to work for the Simms family, they too were community minded. Now, the bank is Southern Bancorp and they too give back to the community they serve. Our mission statement is building communities, changing lives."

Accepting the generous gift was Pam Castor, superintendent; Chris Ferrell, assistant superintendent; and Johnny McCain, school board member.

On behalf of the district, Mrs. Castor expressed appreciation for the gift.

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