Unison Bank makes holiday gift to Frontier Village playground

With the holidays underway, it is important to remember the reasons for why we give. Unison Bank is remembering its community heritage this season by giving back to the community, including the Frontier Village in Jamestown, N.D.

Unison Bank is remembering its community heritage this season by giving back to the community, including the Frontier Village in Jamestown.
Unison Bank recently donated to the Frontier Village in Jamestown, N.D., for their playground renovation. Pictured from left to right include: Jamestown Tourism’s Marketing Manager Warren Abrahamson, Executive Director Emily Bivens and Visitor Experience Manager Allison Limke; Unison Bank’s Administrative Assistant Teri Searle, SVP Finance Tim Dabill and SVP Operations, Audit & Compliance Kari Knecht.

Unison Bank recently worked with the Frontier Village to help contribute towards the purchase of new playground equipment.

“As a local community bank, we understand the importance of giving back and helping to develop the communities we are in,” said Unison Bank Administrative Assistant, Teri Searle. “The Frontier Village is a staple to the Jamestown community, and we are glad to help them update their playground for families to enjoy for years.”

Unison Bank donated $2,500 to the Frontier Village so that may address their dated playground equipment and increase its safety standards.

“We are grateful to Unison Bank and the many local companies that have donated to this project. We are ecstatic that they see the value the Frontier Village has in the community. Not only is it the number one stop for visitors, it is a common place for locals to bring their friends and families,” said Allison Limke, Frontier Village Visitor Experience manager.

Jamestown’s Frontier Village has more than 130,000 visitors each summer and their largest demographic is families with small children. Playground equipment provides children the opportunity to unwind and stretch their legs while stopping at the Frontier Village.

This project addresses playground equipment that was not to current standards. The new playground equipment will bring the area to current safety standards. The play area will feature two slides, multiple climbers, a play window, telescope and spin cup.

“Our hope is that families will be able to enjoy the Frontier Village for longer durations and Jamestown as a whole,” said Limke. We want to create a playground that meets all safety standards and allows children from the age of 18 months to 12 years old to enjoy, all while tying into our old west theme.”

The project’s total estimated cost is $70,000. This includes new equipment, installation and removal of the old playground. A vast majority of this project has been funded through community and business support. As of December 12, 2023, the Frontier Village has raised $57,000 for the project.

Limke shared that the new playground is expected to be delivered and installed prior to Memorial Day weekend.

For more information about Unison Bank, call (701) 253-5600. Learn more about the Frontier Village at www.discoverjamestownnd.com/fun-things-to-do-in-jamestown-nd/explore-history/frontier-village/.