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CU doesnt let Sandy shut down trick-or-treat
CANTON, N.C. (11/2/12)--Champion CU, Canton, N.C., made trick-or-treat happen for the the kindergarten classes of North Canton and Meadowbrook Elementary schools in Canton, N.C. despite the havoc wrought this week by Hurricane Sandy.

Click to view larger image Champion CU brought Halloween treats to kindergarten classes of North Canton and Meadowbrook Elementary schools in Canton, N.C. this week. The students were unable to attend annual Town of Canton Trick-or-Treating because of school delays caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo provided by Champion CU)
Each year, downtown businesses open their doors to students and preschool classes from the area for Town of Canton Trick-or-Treating. Merchants hand out candy to the eager children that come through their doors dressed in their Halloween costumes. With the unpredictable weather and school delay that resulted from Hurricane Sandy, kindergarten classes were not able to participate in Wednesday's planned event.

Management at Champion CU, an annual participant in the event, decided that if the children  couldn't come to the credit union, the credit union would go to the schools.

"We love when the children come to the credit union," said Noralynn Grindstaff, Champion CU marketing and communications manager. "We dress up and enjoy ourselves as much as they do. We were just as disappointed that they couldn't make it, so we wanted to find a way to still share this with them." 

Grindstaff, Loan Servicing Officer Marc Trull and the credit union's Explore Account mascot, Kaycie the Kangaroo, loaded up the treat bags and made a visit to both North Canton and Meadowbrook Elementary Schools.

"Champion CU went out of its way to send some special visitors with Halloween goodies for our kids," said Whitney Trull, Meadowbrook kindergarten teacher. "Our kids were so excited to see a kangaroo, a hunter, and a spider at our door. We can't thank them enough."


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