Event honors grads

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Members of the Class of 2015 in Pike County and surrounding areas are invited to Troy Bank & Trust’s inaugural Grad Night on Thursday.

The event, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cattleman’s Complex, is designed to celebrate the soon-to-be college students and introduce them to vendors and activities that are important to their lives.

“We are excited about this,” said Dianna Lee, marketing and public relations officer for Troy Bank & Trust. “We just want to make sure that (young people) this age know about TB&T and know that we are here for them. And, we just want to tell them congrats and plan a really fun night for them.”

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

The fun includes, games, food and prizes, all free of charge. There will be chicken wings, pizza, sub sandwiches, a nacho bar, an ice cream bar and more – all provided by local restaurants. Students will be entertained with games such as inflatable football, basketball, golf, skeeball and nine square in the air, a combination between volleyball and four square.

Vendors from all over Troy will be there, showing the students what Troy has to offer to them. Clothing stores, gyms, coffee shops, tanning salons, hair salons, nail salons, media outlets and many other vendors will be there Thursday night to develop relationships with the future Troy University students.

“This is something that we have never attempted before, but we think it is a group of kids that could benefit by having a relationship with TB&T,” Lee said, adding that representatives of the bank will be on hand to share information about checking accounts and services geared toward students.

“They can even start the process of opening up a checking account,” Lee said. “We’re pretty excited about that.”

But that is not all of the fun that will be at Grad Night 2015. A DJ will be there to keep the party going, and the students can capture all the fun memories in a photo booth.

Door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes, and an iPad Air will be given away at then end of the night.

“I hope to see a lot of seniors Thursday evening,” Lee said.