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Louise Breeden retires from Perkins State Bank Board of Directors

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By The Staff

Friday, Jan. 30 friends and family members joined Louise B. Breeden to celebrate her retirement from the Perkins State Bank Board of Directors at a reception held at the Williston Branch.

Breeden has served Perkins State Bank in various capacities in her 65 years of service, including serving nearly 30 years on the board. She announced her retirement from the board as of Dec. 31, 2008.

Breeden began her career with Perkins State Bank in 1943 filing checks and running errands after school and on Saturdays. She went on to become a vice president and in 1979 joined the Board of Directors.

After 50 years of service, in 1993 Breeden retired from her position of vice president specializing in lending, but remained on the Board of Directors until announcing her retirement at of the end of 2008.

The retirement reception honoring Breeden’s 65 years of dedicated service illustrated the impact she’s had on Perkins State Bank and many of today’s leaders in the organization. President/CEO and Chairman of the Board, Frank Etheridge, shared memories as he spoke of the role of Breeden in his career and in the history of Perkins State Bank, saying “We all have certainly learned from her in many ways.” Her kindness, compassion and infinite wealth of wisdom were the theme of the night, as those who worked closely with her over the years shared their thoughts as part of a presentation. Perkins State Bank has been honored to have Louise B Breeden as a part of its family and will continue to look to her example as an inspiration for years to come.