MOUNT VERNON — Customers at the Vine Street drive-in of First-Knox National Bank are now seeing a new and improved facility when they pull up to do their drive-in banking. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with bank officials and others present officially opened the renovated facility Friday morning.
“This is a re-investment in the community,” said Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis. “First-Knox has been a primary employer and large provider of jobs in our community.”
The recently renovated drive-in now features a drive-in ATM, as well as updated features inside and outside.
“The drive-in ATM will be a nice improvement,” said project manager Vicki Sant. “The drive-in lanes are now wider to accommodate large vehicles much easier. There is improved visibility in the landscape, as well as new lighting for better security and improved automation inside for our employees.”
Following the brief ceremony, visitors were treated to hot dogs and other refreshments; and drive-in customers also received the same until 3 p.m.
“We had great cooperation with those who worked on this project,” said First-Knox President Gordon Yance. “They did this on budget and on time. This will provide a better place for our employees and better service for our customers.”