First State Bank of Middlebury

We would like to thank First State Bank of Middlebury for generously supporting our Beardsley Bulldog Crossing project. It is through generous organizations and individuals in our community that we are able to work toward ending substandard housing in Elkhart County.

First State Bank of Middlebury Presents Check for Beardsley Bulldog Crossing

ELKHART — On Saturday, August 17, 12 First State Bank of Middlebury employees volunteered at the Beardsley Bulldog Crossing project in Elkhart. They helped plant flowers, bushes, and lay mulch in front of two Habitat houses on Beardsley Avenue, east of the Johnson Street bridge. The volunteers on behalf of First State Bank of Middlebury, also presented a check for $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County for their Beardsley Bulldog Crossing project.

Pictured are (from left) Sam Hoover, executive vice president and COO of First State Bank; Duane Klein, vice president of FSB; Duffy Sherman, construction supervisor of Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County; Peter Armstrong, credit analyst at FSB; Jeff Corey, vice president of FSB; and Dean Miller, senior vice president of FSB.

Guest Bloggers & Pinners

Finished Red Play Kitchen

We want to continue to grow our network of local DIYers and RePurposers and need your help. We are on the look out for anyone who is interested in RePurposing who enjoys blogging and pinning about it and who would like to help us write blog posts for the ReStore. If you already have a blog or know someone else locally who blogs about RePurposing please email us at, or call 574-533-6109 to learn more.

2013 Bloom&Zoom

Riders from this years Bloom&Zoom ride. We had a fantastic turn out for our 3rd annual Bloom&Zoom bike ride fundraiser. There were a total of 191 riders that chose to ride 10, 20, 40, 62.5 or 100 miles routes that feature the famous Quilt Gardens. It was a fantastic day for the ride with people showing up as early as 6:30 am to get started. We would like to thank all our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, and riders for making this a successful event. For a gallery of images from the day click here.