Independent Bank offices across West Michigan will host a special community event on Friday, October 30. Associates will celebrate the start of the new cycle in the bank’s gift program, which offers free gifts to new checking customers and current customers who refer friends and family.

Freaky Friday is unique because Independent Bank’s offices in West Michigan will feature extended hours from 7 am to 7 pm. It also includes special offers and a variety of activities that community members can participate in. Each West Michigan office will highlight a different Halloween theme; the activities include pumpkin decorating and carving contests, a coloring contest, refreshments and costume contests.

“We are excited to celebrate a fun and exciting day with our communities,” said Kelly Wolgamott, assistant vice president of HPC marketing for Independent Bank. “Community outreach is an important priority to the bank. We believe it’s very important to give back to the communities we serve and these unique events are a great way to get involved.”

For more information on the Big Day and what activities will be going on in your community, visit your local Independent Bank office. A complete listing of Independent Bank locations can be found online at