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* BATON ROUGE, La. (7/18/08)--E FCU, Baton Rouge, La., hosted its
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first-annual Camp SmartMoney, a financial education day camp for teens ages 13 and older. The weeklong camp was held at the Burnside Branch in Gonzales, La., and teens learned about managing their money. The camp used materials from Junior Achievement and the National Endowment for Financial Education. “I am very excited and thankful for the important real-word skills my granddaughter learned during the camp,” said Mary Lacey, grandmother of camper Lacey James. “Each day, she would rush home excited about what she learned and her plan for a summer dog-walking business and how she planned to spend some of her earnings and save some, too." Pictured are (from back left) Sherrell Briggs; John Thomas, Jr.; Christopher Armstrong; Lacey James; Valencia Patterson; Colby Braud; Satasha Patterson; and Wyatt Braud. (Photo provided by E FCU) ... * PITTSFIELD, Maine (7/18/08)--Sebasticook Valley FCU announced that it is bringing back its 0% Energy Loan Program, which allows members to borrow up to $3,000 to cover the cost of home heating. The program offers 0% financing over 12 months. Qualifying members receive a check made payable to their fuel provider ... * EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (7/18/08)--Royal CU, Eau Claire, Wis., raised $11,600 with the RCU Charity Classic June 28 for the Wisconsin Youth Sports Program (WYSP). The program serves more than 10,000 youth at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. More than 840 participated in the charity classic. Pictured are: (left) Lisa Schuetz, WYSP activity director; Brian Levin-Stankevich, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chancellor; Carla Lueck, Royal CU community relations coordinator; Mark Willer, Royal CU CEO; and Vicki Reed, WYSP project administrator. (Photo provided by Royal CU) ...


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