Fort Smith (Ark.) Public Schools students will benefit from a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

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The gift was announced recently at Arvest Bank’s Tower branch at 5000 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith. Mike Jacimore, Alex Sanchez and Jennifer Caldwell of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Ashley Bain and Angela Remler, who have directed Camp Invention for several years. Camp Invention is a program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade who spend a week exploring connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

“Fort Smith Public Schools is grateful for the support the Arvest Foundation provides for students, teachers and their schools in a variety of ways,” said Zena Marshall, executive director of communication and community partnerships for Fort Smith Public Schools. “The foundation’s support of Camp Invention in our area is yet another way that Arvest contributes to the wellbeing and success of students.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to Fort Smith Public Schools to assist in funding this summer camp,” said Jacimore, sales manager for Arvest in Fort Smith. “We are excited to have this opportunity to support area students participating in the summer program.”