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Tim and Sybil Newsletter


Let me begin by taking this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued love and support not only for our Varsity Club Program but also for Hometown Bank as a whole. It is customers like you that make our jobs so much more enjoyable and why we love to come to work. It is also customers like you that have helped grow Hometown Bank over $160 Million in total assets in such a short period of time. It’s hard to believe but we celebrated our eighteenth year this past April and are very excited to see what 2019 has in store for Hometown Bank and our Varsity Club. Sybil has shared with me all the exciting things that you have done this year and the things to come for the rest of 2018. It sounds like you have had an amazing time so far and still have some great things left to do. I apologize that I have not been able to attend many of your functions. This year has been an extra ordinary year for me as I had several eye surgeries and I also served as Chairman for the Kentucky Banker’s Association, which required me to do quite a lot of traveling away from the bank. My term is only for one year and is coming to an end soon and my eye is healing quite well so I do hope to be able to attend some of the functions for the rest of the year.

I was fortunate to recently get a sneak peak of what is on your 2019 itinerary and I have to say WOW! You are going to have a wonderful year! There are so many exciting things on the schedule that there will be something for everyone, so I do hope to see each of you at the Kick Off Party on December 1st. If you have never attended one of our many functions I would like to encourage you to do so. Our Varsity Club members are some of the best of the best and you are guaranteed to make lifelong friends!

Thank you again for being a member of our Hometown Bank Varsity Club!

Your Bank President,
Tim Barnes

October 2nd

Breakfast Social:  Please join us for a breakfast social at 1st United Methodist Church in Barbourville located at 312 N. Main St. across from Knox County Middle School at 9am. Old Way Café is catering some wonderful breakfast food and we will have some prizes to give away! This is great time to come together and socialize with each other and we can’t wait to see you there! Price per person is $5. Payment and registration deadline is September 27th.


October 8th

Wreath / Ornament Making Craft Day:  Please join us from 2pm – 4pm at Central Baptist Youth Corner on the corner of Master Street and 4th Street in Corbin as we put a little early Christmas spirit into making Christmas Wreaths and/or ornaments for our trees. Hometown Bank will provide the grapevine wreath and some decorations as supplies last so if you have a special ribbon, bow, flower or greenery please bring those with you. We will have some of our crafty employees with us to help with ideas and designs. Price per person is $15. Please register by October 5th so that we make sure we have enough supplies.


October 25th

It’s a Mystery!!!!    You are not going to want to miss this Mystery Trip!  There will be so many wonderful sights to see and enjoy and as an added bonus the fall leaves should be in full color so make sure you are on the bus with us as we explore……!    Price per person is $30.  Payment deadline is October 5th.  Lunch is included.

November 5th-9th

Savannah  / Charleston:  Experience the history, charm and southern hospitality of the South in this 5 day 4 night tour of Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.  During our stay we will embrace the breathtaking sites of  Charleston, where we will take a horse drawn carriage ride taking us back to the Colonial days of antebellum mansions, churches and cobblestone streets.  Of course, all trips have to have a little shopping so we will stop at Old City Market before we cruise Charleston’s harbor over an unforgettable night of dinner and entertainment.  No trip to Charleston is complete without a stop at Magnolia Plantation, where you will embrace the beauty of the gardens and the breathtaking sites of the Plantation House.  To rest our weary feet we will hop aboard the Nature Train Tour for a relaxing ride through the plantation where you will see the diverse landscape, lakes and woodlands and if you are lucky you might get a peek at some of Charleston’s extraordinary wildlife.  We will then travel down stream were we will be enriched in the captivating culture of downtown Savannah and explore River Street, a glittering, multifaceted gem along the broad Savannah River.  This trip is packed full of beauty, history and loads of fun!  Price per person:  $885  (add $300 for a single supplement is).  Optional travel insurance of $52 is due at time of deposit.  A Deposit of $150 is due September 27th.  Price includes motor coach, 4 nights accommodations, admission to all events, Dinner for 3 nights, Breakfast for 4 mornings, and gratuity . Lunch is on your own.  Travel insurance is not mandatory; however, we do encourage you to be prepared in the event that you were unable to attend the trip.  For more information about travel insurance please see the varsity department.

December 1st

Hometown Bank’s Varsity Club 2019 Kick off Party: We are currently working on our 2019 travel schedule and are very excited to see the places we will go! We will be introducing to the group the itinerary for 2019 over a free Luncheon Dinner celebration. The celebration will begin at 12:00 pm (noon) at the Corbin Center behind Applebee’s. Please RSVP by November 20th. Hope to see everyone there!


December 6th

Christmas in the Smokies: We are travel to Pigeon Forge and enjoy brunch at the Applewood Farmhouse Grill, a dinner show at Smoky Mountain Adventures, a driving tour to see the Christmas Lights down the strip in Pigeon Forge and loads of shopping including Tangler Outlets and many of your favorite places.  But the big bonus is we are going to travel on to Kingsport, TN on Friday and do a little shopping at the famous Hamricks before heading home!  Be sure to sign up now because you don’t want to miss out and we only have a limited amount of spaces available!  You can sign up by calling Sybil at (606)526-2700.

COST OF TRIP:  $219 per person (double occupancy)  $259 (single occupancy)

Due to reservations please let us know by November 15th if you are planning to attend with a deposit of $10.  Final payment should be no later than November 26th.


December 10th

Terrarium Making Craft Day:  Please join us from 2pm – 4pm at Central Baptist Youth Corner on the corner of Main Street and 4th Street in Corbin as we design unique and colorful Terrariums. We will have a variety of designs available for you to pick from when creating your terrarium. Price per person is $15. Please register by December 6th so we make sure we have enough supplies.