More than $800 was raised for CommUNITY Education at the MetaBank Charity Cookout. The eighth annual charity event, which was held Sept. 6 at MetaBank, served pork burger meals to more than 200 hungry attendees. MetaBank employees and the expert grill team from the Buena Vista county pork producers prepared and served the meals.
Several lucky people in attendance also won prize drawings, including Tim Peterson and Ray Vring who won $50 MetaBank Gift Cards. Lori Arends and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kestel won passes to the Omaha Zoo, courtesy of KAYL.
"We'd like to thank many of the businesses who helped make this event a great success again: American Rental, BV County Pork Producers, Burger King, Chesterman Company, Fareway, Griller's Choice - Al's Liquors, KAYL, and Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream," said MetaBank Market President, Ben Guenther.
To date, MetaBank has served more than 20,000 people and helped raise nearly $75,000 for local charities through the charity cookouts