The Bank of Fincastle held its 14th Annual Hot Dog Days at the Daleville branch on September 14 and 15. The event was again well attended by members of the Botetourt community.
“Everyone is welcome at our Famous Hot Dog Days” said Cindy Bailey, the bank’s marketing director and coordinator of the event. “Our goal is to bring the community together for two days, show how friendly we are at The Bank of Fincastle, and just have fun.”
This year The Bank of Fincastle served 3,100 hot dogs to customers and non-customers alike, which accounts for the more than 1,000 people who attended the event. “We have repeat customers and some who ask for hot dogs to take back to their office,” said Bailey. “We are always happy to accommodate these special requests.” In addition, the bank staff hand delivered hot dogs and homemade chili to Emergency Services personnel and to the Sheriff’s Department, Bailey highlighted. “We want to show our first responders how much we appreciate them for keeping our community safe.”
For several years, the bank has welcomed help from the Botetourt Town and Country Women’s Club. They help set up, cook the hot dogs, warm the chili and also bring their husbands along to hand-dip the ice cream. As thanks for their help, The Bank of Fincastle presents the club with a donation that is used to fund the club’s educational scholarships.
Colonial Mortgage Co. got involved in the festivities this year by sponsoring the ice cream booth. “Being new to the county, this was a great opportunity for me to meet and greet people from Botetourt,” said Melvin Woodson, mortgage loan originator at Colonial Mortgage.
The next community event sponsored by The Bank of Fincastle is the Fall 5K and 10K Run on Saturday, Oct. 21 in the Town of Fincastle. For details or to register to run in the race, visit the bank’s website at www.bankoffincastle.com.