St. Johnsbury, VT—Community National Bank (CNB) St. Johnsbury Office Manager Michelle Cleveland had the privilege of presenting Ferne Loomis with the bank’s Community Service Award. This award was created to recognize remarkable people who give back to our communities making them better places to live, work and grow.
Ferne has been a volunteer at the Vermont FoodBank distribution location in St. Johnsbury for 14 years. Each month she receives, organizes and delivers hundreds of food boxes to individuals and families. Once a month she picks up fresh produce at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, made available through, Vermont FoodBank’s Veggie VanGo program. She brings the produce to older adults who are housebound throughout Caledonia and Essex counties. While making deliveries she makes sure that those with health issues are not in need of additional care.
Ferne has volunteered countless hours to her community. She is the original organizer of the Lyndon Stars and Stripes Festival. For 10 years, Ferne helped to collect food donations for Lyndon State College students who managed the Lyndon State Rescue Squad, known today as, Lyndon Rescue. Ferne was also an auxiliary member who helped support the needs of the Lyndonville Fire Department. In addition to volunteering for emergency services, Ferne was a Lyndonville Town School board member for 15 years, a member of the Victory select board and she has volunteered for countless other civic organizations.
CNB is proud to present Ferne with the bank’s Community Service Award for the second quarter of 2019. The bank recognizes it’s recipients by making a $500.00 contribution to a local non-profit organization of the recipient’s choice. Ferne has requested her donation be split between the Vermont FoodBank and the H.O.P.E. organization.
To nominate a deserving neighbor submit a nomination form or contact Marketing Assistant Anne Quirion at 802-487-3513 or [email protected]