Chelsea State Bank marks 125 years by donating $200K

Michigan-based Chelsea State Bank marked its 125th anniversary by donating $200,000 to local organizations. 

The donations included a $125,000 pledge to Main Street Park Alliance, $50,000 cash donation to the Chelsea Sports complex and $25,000 gift to the Mobile CDL.

Chelsea State Bank presents a $25,000 check to Mobile CDL, part of $200,000 in community donations the bank presented for its 125th anniversary. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea State Bank)

The Park Alliance includes the proposed development of a multi-use, family park with a splash pad, skate park, basketball court, pickleball courts and other amenities near downtown Chelsea, a town of nearly 5,400 people in southern Michigan. Chelsea Sports Complex is a proposed multi-sport indoor turf facility for year-round use by kids ages 10 to 18 years old. 

Mobile CDL, expected to be unveiled in the next year, will be the Chelsea District Library’s outreach vehicle. Mobile CDL will bring library services, staff and materials to the library’s service district. “Not only will people gain access to CDL’s physical collections, but mobile CDL will help bridge the digital divide by providing access to technology with Wi-Fi internet access and hands-on training to access the library’s digital collections, tools and services,” the bank stated. 

“Each of these donations will make a significant difference in our neighborhoods and the wellbeing of the families in our communities,” added John Mann, chair of the $429 million Chelsea State Bank. “As we celebrate 125 years, our growth and success as a community bank continues to parallel the progress of Chelsea and our surrounding communities.”