TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — In honor of the former bank director, Thomas Templeton, and his wife Carol, the Hometown Savings Bank is making a $10,000 donation to the Vigo County Education Foundation. 

The funds are going to be used as the start of the “Thomas and Carol Templeton Endowment” and the earnings may be used annually to fund small grants in various fields of study such as literacy, math, and physical education. The donation will help the Vigo County Education Foundation to continue its programs and projects that work to supplement public education. 

“Tom and Carol were beloved by the community, and Tom served on the board of THSB for 35 years. How blessed we were that Tom provided his wisdom and insight, and how privileged we are to be able to honor the memory of Tom and Carol in perpetuity through this endowment,” said THSB President Bart Colwell.