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Principle Five: Mountain CU Movie Night Caps Youth Week Events

Posted By Jeff Hardin, Thursday, May 15, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Principle Five: Education, training, and information. Credit unions provide financial education to their members as well as the communities they serve.

Mountain Credit Union recently held a "Kid’s Outdoor Movie Night” to culminate its National Credit Union Youth Week celebration. The event was held on April 25th at the Candler, NC branch, located at 1453 Sand Hill Road, with lots of pizza, popcorn, candy and soda for everyone.

This year’s Youth Week theme was Catch the $ave Wave™, in hopes of harnessing the excitement for beaches, sand and surfing and to show younger members how they can benefit from visiting — and saving at — their credit union. The credit union also got their members involved by asking them to go online and vote for their choice of four movies that fit the week’s theme and the movie "Finding Nemo” received the most votes. This event was open to credit union members and non-members alike.

Many local businesses were also involved and supported by agreeing to sponsor certain elements of the event. These businesses included Coca-Cola of Asheville, Fletcher Car Care, Clean Streak Inc. of Mills River and Sam’s Club of Hendersonville. Biltmore Baptist Church provided an inflatable bounce house as well as the audio / video equipment and local radio station, 99.9 KISS Country, was on site doing a live remote during the two hours leading up to movie time.

"We want our community to know that kids are important to us and this is a fun way to show it,” said Chris Angel, Business Development Director. "Our Youth Financial Education tools are a great way to engage kids, including my two daughters, in realizing the importance of savings and thrift.”

Mountain CU also encouraged children to print out and color their choice of two coloring pages that were returned to their local branch for display. Our branches were decorated with a fun, beach theme throughout April and each one gave away several fun prizes, including several cash prizes valued at up to $50.

Tags:  CU Savings Week  CU Youth Programs  Mountain CU  Principle Five 

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