Drummond Community Bank recently donated the proceeds of their Thanksgiving bake sale to Haven Hospice.

Drummond Community Bank, which raised $500 for Haven this year, has hosted an annual bank sale for 16 years. The sale is always held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Drummond Community Bank Vice President Ben Lott said the bank is proud to support an organization that gives so much to the tri-county area. “It means a lot to the community that Haven has a local care center,” said Lott. “Haven provides essential services to not only patients, but their families as well. Beyond that, they’re connected with local businesses and involved in community events. We are happy to continue the Thanksgiving bake sale in support of Haven.”

The staff at the bank knew the coronavirus pandemic would impact turnout, but still thought it was important to safely continue the tradition. Long-time customers baked their famous recipes and customers purchased pies, cookies, cakes and more to enjoy for Thanksgiving.

“We were thankful we were able to have the bake sale after this crazy year we’ve had,” said Drummond Community Bank Customer Care Representative Katie Bullock. “Our turnout was smaller than in years past but we were happy to still be able to raise funds for Haven.”

Haven, a not-for-profit hospice since 1980, accepts all hospice-appropriate patients regardless of their ability to pay. Money donated to Haven is put toward patient and family services like unfunded patient care, bereavement services, palliative care and more.

Drummond Community Bank employees ready to sell the first baked goods for Haven Hospice.