First National Bank latest organization to make contribution to the DEX

HURON — The South Dakota State Fair announced Thursday that First National Bank has made a $250,000 contribution to the DEX: Dakota Events CompleX.

“We are so pleased to support the construction of the Dakota Events CompleX. Having a facility of this caliber will be such a wonderful addition to the state fairgrounds and the Huron community. We can’t wait to attend our first event there and look forward to enjoying it for many years to come,” said Spencer White, branch president of Farmers and Merchants Branch of First National Bank in Huron.

The DEX will provide exhibit space for over 13,000 4-H and FFA students across the state and expand the event hosting capabilities of the fairgrounds. Throughout the year, the DEX will also serve as a major draw for livestock shows, 4-H competitions, FFA Conventions, and rodeos as well as concerts, thrill shows, and more from across the country.

First National Bank is a family-owned community bank that first opened in Pierre, in 1934. There are now 17 branches across South Dakota and Colorado.

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