RUSHFORD, MN – Merchants Bank is once again helping to organize the Rushford Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 13 in downtown Rushford.
Cookies, cocoa and cider will be served at the Rushford Fire Hall during and after the parade. Residents are asked to bring donations of non-perishable foods or monetary donations to benefit the SEMCAC Food Shelf in Rushford, said Kari Johnson of Merchants Bank in Rushford.
“Our employees at our bank have been involved in this event for 19 years,” Johnson said. “We look forward to seeing everyone and lighting up the streets here in Rushford.”
Johnson emphasized that everyone in the area is invited to the event. She said that about 30 entries are expected for the parade.
Merchants Bank has 21 locations, including Minnesota locations in Rushford, Lanesboro, Winona, St. Charles, Goodview, Rochester, Caledonia, La Crescent, Spring Grove, Cannon Falls, Red Wing, Hampton, and the southern Twin Cities metropolitan suburbs of Apple Valley, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Lakeville and Rosemount. Merchants has Wisconsin locations in Eau Claire and Onalaska. Merchants Bank was founded in 1875. All banks are FDIC members. Merchants Capital, the company’s leasing arm, is based in the Twin Cities.