Timberland Bank reopened its newly remodeled Edgewood branch with a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday, bringing the community fixture back after a period of renovation.

Timberland first opened a branch in the Edgewood area in the 1980s and moved to its current site,  located at 2418 Meridian Ave. East, in 1987. The bank had temporarily moved to an on-site modular facility about six months ago while the full-scale renovation was in progress.

“We are very excited to show off our new facilities and share the benefits of the local banking here in Edgewood,” stated Liz Ringer, branch manager and loan officer for the bank. The facility includes a new façade and expanded office space.

As part of the grand re-opening, visitors can enter a $500 cash prize drawing during the month of June.  One individual will be chosen to win a $500 cash prize, plus an additional $500 in cash for the winner to share with a local nonprofit.  Three local organizations were chosen as potential recipients of the cash: Edgewood Food Bank, Mountain View Community Center and the East Pierce County Fire & Rescue Foundation Sentimental Journey program. A winner will be chosen on July 1.

“A cash prize is always a winner, but having an equal cash prize to share with the nonprofit is a great way for us to give back to organizations that contribute so much to the quality of life we enjoy,” stated Ringer.