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Bank employees get sweet treat for fundraising effort

MORA Iced Creamery presented employees at Winslow’s Columbia Bank with their  signature rose petal ice cream on Feb. 14. The branch put forth a grand effort to sell paper hearts benefitting the American Heart Association. - Courtesy of Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
MORA Iced Creamery presented employees at Winslow’s Columbia Bank with their signature rose petal ice cream on Feb. 14. The branch put forth a grand effort to sell paper hearts benefitting the American Heart Association.
— image credit: Courtesy of Bainbridge Island Downtown Association

Downtown Winslow’s Columbia Bank learned that good deeds can sometimes bear sweet rewards.

Bank employees were treated with rose petal ice cream from MORA Iced Creamery on Feb. 14.

The bank, along with other Winslow businesses were challenged by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association to send in pictures of red paper hearts that were sold benefiting the American Heart Association during National Heart Health Month.

The ice cream treat was a little incentive for businesses to go the extra mile during the last days of a local fundraising event “For the Love of Bainbridge.”

The charity drive at the beginning of February aimed to raise money for the American Heart Association. More than 20 downtown merchants joined in the effort selling paper hearts for $1 to $10.

Island Fitness put the fundraising endeavor on the fast track by not only selling the hearts, but also offered a couples rowing challenge.

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