Paducah Bank's Wow Wagon Retires

Paducah Bank's WOW Wagon retires

Paducah Bank's WOW Wagon retires Friday after 20 years on the road. Over those two decades, the bank has donated more than $250,000 of ice cream.

Chief Marketing Officer Susan Guess and Marketing Assistant Patrick Wadlington drove the truck to the McCracken County Jail to deliver 600 individual ice cream treats to inmates and jail personnel.

Guess, who has led the charge with the WOW Wagon for its entire tenure, said it makes her happy to visit the jail on National Good Neighbor Day.

"For nearly 75 years, Paducah has supported us and inspired us to set the example in creating a compassionate and inclusive community," said Guess. "We are committed to supporting every corner of our community and what an honor it is for us to be able to offer a bit of sunshine to some neighbors who will so appreciate such a simple gesture of kindness.

Guess, who will celebrate her 24th anniversary at the bank next week said the Wow Wagon has provided her with some of her favorite memories.

"Extending a smile and an ice cream has been the great connector," said Guess. "There has been alot of laughing and singing and that ice cream truck has introduced me to so many great Paducahans I would have never met otherwise."


About Paducah Bank: 

Paducah Bank is an award-winning, locally owned bank with banking centers in six locations in Paducah and Louisville and employs more than 140 people. Paducah Bank received a 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. The bank has earned this 5-star rating for 48 consecutive quarters! The bank also received the distinction of exceptional performance bank, a status reserved for banks that have earned Bauer’s highest rating for 10 consecutive years!  Paducah Bank was named as the #1 Best Place to Work in Kentucky among medium-sized companies and was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the nation’s Top 15 Small Workplaces.  It was named Best Bank in the Paducah Sun Readers’ Choice Awards from 2012-2021 and has won the Louisville Mayor's Worksite Wellness Award numerous times. In 2019, Paducah Bank won the Governor’s Service Award. In 2020, they won the William. H. Natcher Award by the Kentucky Library Association. They won three Telly Awards in 2021 as well as the Governor’s Business Award for the Arts.