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By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter

The American Cancer Society (ACS) announced that Wilson Bank & Trust has received its Legacy Partner Award. As one of the area’s first corporate sponsors, Wilson Bank & Trust has supported ACS’s Relay For Life since 1996, raising more than $1 million. The award is the only recognition of its kind in the state of Tennessee.

The honor was announced at Wilson Bank & Trust’s annual Stockholders Picnic, held at the bank’s main office on West Main Street in Lebanon.

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“We are grateful for the opportunity to raise funds for such an impactful organization that’s been one of our biggest charity partners for more than 20 years now,” Wilson Bank & Trust President John McDearman said. “Giving back to our communities is such an important part of who we are, and we plan to continue our longstanding support of the American Cancer Society.”

Wilson Bank & Trust is only the second corporate partner to receive the Legacy Award. Kroger received the honor in 2017.

This year’s Wilson County Relay For Life event will take place June 15 near the WBT Main Office at 623 West Main Street in Lebanon. Teams and individuals can register at relayforlife.org/wilsontn. The event offers a family friendly atmosphere with special activities for children.

Wilson Bank & Trust, member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, is a community bank established in 1987 to provide personal and professional service in a hometown setting. One of the top banks in the South in stability, products, technology, growth and earnings, WB&T currently operates 27 full-service offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and mobile and online banking services.