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The Bank of Tioga Announces Outdoor Ice Rink Donation

August 27, 2018

In conjunction with The Tioga Area Economic Development Corporation, The Bank of Tioga is excited to announce a gift of $12,500 for the outdoor ice rink as part of the new Tioga community center. 

The donation was made to the Tioga Area Economic Development Corporation who has steered the $5.2 million project.  Due to budget restraints the ice rink was earlier removed from the original project.  In a recent building planning meeting, The Bank of Tioga proposed a donation to help make this featured attraction and community showpiece possible. This donation allowed the ice rink to be put back into the budget and become a reality once more. 

In 2016, The Bank of Tioga also made a $100,000 donation to jump start the fundraising efforts for the community center project.  Since then, the project has taken hold and construction has started with an estimated completion date by year-end 2018.

“We again appreciate the generosity of The Bank of Tioga in making this donation. Getting the ice rink back into the project will be a nice complement to the community center and will surely be enjoyed by everyone who uses it,” said Chris Norgaard, President of the Tioga Area Economic Development Corporation.

“We are excited to give back to our community in this way, as this donation will now make the outdoor ice rink possible.  The outdoor ice rink will be a featured attraction, “said David Grubb, The Bank of Tioga Market President. “We are hopeful this will be a catalyst for more financial participation to complete this exciting project which will improve the quality of life for people from Tioga and the surrounding area.” 


About The Bank of Tioga:
The Bank of Tioga is a community bank that values citizenship, exceptional client service, serving as a business leader in its community. Committed to supporting local organizations, the bank reinvests a portion of their net income back to the community. The Bank of Tioga was chartered in 1951 and was acquired by TS Contrarian Bancshares Inc., an affiliate of TS Banking Group in 2014, with $350 million in assets. Branch locations Tioga and Crosby, North Dakota. For more information visit