Citizens Bank Helps Furnish Chapel at Wood-Lawn Heights

Date of Release: 
Monday, January 27, 2014

BATESVILLE – January 27, 2014 – Judy Belcher, director of Wood-Lawn Heights, recently accepted a $5,000 contribution from John Dews, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Bank, which helped furnish the chapel at the new Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home and rehabilitative facility at 2800 Neeley Street in Batesville.

The bank’s donation helped pay for pews, lighting fixtures, carpeting, a podium and even a grand piano.

The $14 million, 83,000-square-foot state-of-the-art nursing home opened in early August and reports full occupancy, accommodating 140 patients, Belcher said.  Citizens Bank led a financing consortium for construction of Wood-Lawn Heights.

In addition to the chapel and the patient rooms, Wood-Lawn Heights features rehabilitative services, four dining rooms, courtyards, activity room, beauty shop and even a theater room.  The facility also has already hosted a “Business After Hours” event in conjunction with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.

Judy Belcher (right) of Wood-Lawn Heights and John Dews of Citizens Bank visit in the chapel of the new nursing and rehabilitative facility.  A $5,000 contribution from Citizens Bank helped furnish the chapel.