Handcrafted ornaments made by students from Longfellow Elementary School in Boise now adorn the Zions Bank Christmas tree -- as part of an annual tradition supporting education and the spirit of giving.
Forty first-grade students decorated the tree with handcrafted ornaments Tuesday inside the bank’s Boise main branch.
The students also received a surprise visit from the Boise State Spirit Squad, who helped decorate the tree. The tree decoration was part of the “Lights On” ceremony attended by teachers, parents and Zions Bank employees. In appreciation, Zions Bank presented a contribution of $100 to the school.
“Zions Bank is proud to support our local schools and share the holiday spirit,” said Lindsay Hendrix, manager of Zions Bank’s Boise Main branch. “The students show great creativity in making unique decorations, which we love to share with customers and our community.”
Dozens of Idaho and Utah elementary schools will participate in Zions Bank’s “Lights On” holiday celebrations this year, officials said.
In addition, a number of Zions Bank offices have invited students from special-needs classes and Title 1 schools to decorate the trees in their lobbies. Zions Bank has been inviting students to participate in this annual holiday event for 48 years.