Drawing winners

Three participants in a survey about updates to the Community Investment Plan each received a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of Tri-State Financial Services. The cards were offered to encourage public participation in the survey, and the winners were chosen in a random drawing from the 125 area residents who took part. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Ken Perkins, president and owner of Tri-State Financial Services; Cassie Howell and Clark Crago, gift card winners; Kelli Knight, Tri-State Financial office manager; Suzanne Kresser, licensed representative; and A.J. Abrams, financial adviser. Karen DeNoon also was a winner of a gift card. Located at 255 N. Fifth St. in Steubenville, Tri-State Financial Services donates as much as $20,000 annually to local events and charities, Perkins explained. The local insurance and investment firm was formed in 1985 and relocated to Jefferson County in 1991. — Contributed