Community & Events
Community & Events
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Beef Empire Days Grill Master Cook Off

Jacob Waller and WSB Mortgage Lender Jocelyn Ismerio represented us as judges at the Rocking M Media Grill Master Cook Off during Beef Empire Days. The Grill Master Cook Off was held just before the Western State Bank Beef, Beer & Boots event on June 8 in Downtown Garden City. Congratulations to the winner, Ken Lang, whose grilling skills beat out 14 other contestants resulting in a $1,000 prize!

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National Donut Day Celebration

In recognition of National Donut Day our Dodge City banking center offered free donuts, juice and coffee to the entire community on June 7. Special thanks to Michelle and Louis at Dodge City’s Daylight Donuts for helping to "sweeten up" the morning.

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Garden City Chamber Golf Tournament

WSB Senior Vice President Jason Drohman and Garden City Commercial Loan Officer Steve Harkness participated in the annual Garden City Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on June 7. Thanks to our friends Jorge Vargas and Richard Lightner for joining us!

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CASA Rodeo Olympics

Our team enjoyed participating in the Inaugural Spirit of the Plains CASA Rodeo Olympics on June 1. We competed in team skiing, a water gun shootout, saw horse roping, a boot ring toss and a watermelon eating contest, all for a great cause. Thanks to all the employees who participated!

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Homebuyer Education Class

Loan Officers Stephen Austin and Ruby Rojas recently presented at the Homebuyer Education Class at the public library. They covered subjects such as understanding credit and loan types, financing requirements, closing costs, required documents and more. Thanks to Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation and the Dodge City Public Library for inviting us to be part of this event.

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Small Business Week

To celebrate Small Business Week, our Garden City main banking center awarded 100 cups of coffee from the New Grind Coffee Trolley to the first 100 attendees who proved they shop small and shop local. Recipients chose from a special event menu with options such as the Lenders’ Latte, the Money Mocha, the Bankers’ Brew, and the Western Wake Up. Thank you to New Grind for partnering with us, to our employees who helped make the event possible, and to everyone who joined us that day!

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National Teachers Day

Our Garden City banking center surprised the teachers at Kenneth Henderson Middle School with free breakfast burritos on National Teachers Day. Thank you to all the educators out there making a difference in our communities!

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National Nurses’ Day

To honor our local nurses, our Garden City banking center recently awarded 30 local nurses with their favorite coffee drinks on Nurses Day. WSB employees delivered the custom-ordered coffee drinks to nurses who were nominated by their friends, families and peers via social media. Thanks to Patrick Dugan’s Coffee House and Central Cup Coffee House for helping prepare the orders, and to our amazing employees who took time out of their day to bring joy to this incredibly deserving group!

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Saint Francis Community Easter Egg Hunt

Our St. Francis banking center recently held their annual kids Easter Egg Hunt where they handed out over 200 treat bags to each participant. Afterward, they took the leftover treat bags to the Cheyenne County Village nursing home to bring cheer to the residents. We're so proud of our employees and the impact they make on our communities.

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Meals on Wheels

Each year our Garden City banking center takes time to deliver Meals on Wheels to home-bound members of our community. This year we had 12 employees volunteer each a day for an entire week. We’re so proud of our employees and the difference they choose to make in our community.

Pictured: Commercial Loan Officer David Mongeau.