ARKANSAS CITY, KS – July usually isn’t the time of year most people are thinking about Arkalalah. However, plans are well underway for this year’s Fall festival, and Union State Bank continues to be a significant supporter of Ark City’s largest event.

 

Union State Bank Market President Lance Niles presented a $2,000.00 diamond level sponsorship check to Zack Stoy, Arkalalah Executive Committee Chairman for 2018 and Tasha Bucher, Executive Secretary.

 

Diamond level is the top-level sponsor. Arkalalah wouldn’t be possible without the support of the local businesses and the diamond level sponsors,” Stoy said.

Union State Bank has been a major supporter of Arkalalah for decades.

 

“To a lot of people Arkalalah embodies the spirit of Arkansas City. It is an event that brings people home year after year, and as the only bank locally owned and operated in Cowley County we think it is important that we show our support. Union State Bank will be part of Arkalalah as long as there is an Arkalalah, and I don’t see it going away anytime soon,” Niles said.

 

Contributions through sponsorships are used to support most of the major events tied-in with the multi-day festival.

 

“Sponsorship funds are used to put on all the activities such as the fireworks, the concert, winners for the different parade categories, and also the carnival, queens tea and coronation” Bucher said.

Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring this year’s event should contact Bucher through the Arkalalah office at (620) 442-6077 or e-mail arkalalah@hotmail.com. For more information visit www.arkalalah.com.

(Pictured): Union State Bank Market President Lance Niles presented a $2,000.00 diamond level sponsorship check to Zack Stoy, Arkalalah Executive Committee Chairman for 2018, in support of this year’s festival.

 Photo of Zack Stoy and Lance Niles holding an oversized check for two thousand dollars made out to the Arkalalah Festival.

About Union State Bank

 

Locally-owned and operated in Cowley County since 1908, Union State Bank has received national recognition as the 114th Healthiest Bank in the Nation with an A+ Rating, according to DepositAccounts.com, as well as a Bauer 5-Star Rated financial institution. Union State Bank has $300 million in total assets and offers a full range of electronic, deposit and investment management services, as well as business and agriculture, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential and consumer loans. Union State Bank is an equal housing lender and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

 

About Arkalalah

 

Arkansas City held the first Arkalalah in 1928. The annual Fall festival was founded by John Floyd, Clyde Boggs and "Pat" Sommerfield, along with Dusty Rhoads, the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. A prize of $15 was awarded to Mrs. J.W. Moore for naming the event. Ark, for the town and alalah, the Native American word for good time.