West Plains Bank and Trust Company will once again hand out free Zizzer Homecoming T-shirts at 7 p.m. Friday at the West Plains High School Homecoming game Zizzer Stadium. Bank staff will pass out shirts at the gates. The T-shirt design was created by SCCC Instructor Scott Heidy, shown front row, left, with several of his students, some of whom are holding one of the T-shirts. In the front row at far right, West Plains Bank and Trust Company Vice President/Loan Officer Jeannie Cox stands with Senior Vice President/Senior Loan Officer Nathan Cropper immediately behind her.

The first 1,000 fans through the gates at Zizzer Stadium for the Zizzer Homecoming football game against the Parkview Vikings, of Springfield, will receive a free T-shirt provided by West Plains Bank and Trust Company.

The bank recently enlisted the talents of the South Central Career Center Creative (SCCC) Design Classes, under the direction of Scott Heidy, to come up with a design for the 2019 homecoming T-shirts.

The design chosen was created by Heidy and has been printed on 1,000 T-shirts. Students in Heidy’s Creative Design Class have received a check for $100 to use however they wish. In addition, the students were treated to a donut party provided by the bank.

According to West Plains Bank and Trust Company President and Chief Operating Officer David M. Gohn, the annual contest has become a tradition and is intended to boost spirit during homecoming week by drawing attention to the design talents of the students.

“Just as in years past, we’ll be under the purple tent near the front gate of Zizzer Stadium this Friday night,” he said. “We are looking forward to defending our home turf in a great game against the Vikings and encourage everyone to arrive early to get a shirt.”

West Plains Bank and Trust Company opened its doors to customers in 1883, making it the oldest continually operating business in the area. With more than 136 years of service to the local region, total assets of West Plains Bank and Trust Company have grown to more than $380 million with seven locations. For additional information, visit or call 256-2147.

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