MADISON, Wis. (10/22/13)--Always on a quest to reach out to their communities, credit unions around the country are gearing up for Halloween with a number of holiday-themed events, promotions, and contests. And 10 of them were highlighted in a GoBanking.com
article called, "10 Best Credit Unions With Ghoulish Halloween Events This Year."
"As financial institutions completely invested in the communities they serve, ten local credit unions are also taking part in the Halloween festivities and celebrating the holiday with their valued members," said the article's introduction.
Celebrations include a movie night, a concert, trick-or-treating, costume parties, children's art competitions and a series of races:
- Bridgewater CU, headquartered in Bridgewater, Mass., is hosting an art contest. Members can submit their children's Halloween-themed drawings for a chance to win a $100 gift card;
- Collins Community CU, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is hosting safe trick-or-treating, and a charity rock concert for members;
- Community 1st CU, which serves central Iowa, is hosting a number of parties, including a day-long "Zombiefest" fair on Oct. 26. Some of its branches are also giving away goodie bags and pumpkins to members on Halloween Day;
- Community Focus FCU, based in the Detroit, Mich.-area, is having a Halloween coloring contest for kids, with winners receiving gift certificates to Toys "R" Us;
- Dupaco Community CU, headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, is partnering with a local radio station and a movie theater to screen Hotel Transylvania, with admission costing 92 cents and proceeds going to a local theater company;
- M-O FCU, based in Huron, S.D., will be having an open house on Halloween day, with costumed characters, and giveaways;
- Safe Harbor CU, based in Ludington, Mich., will be giving away gifts in exchange for candy donations, which themselves will be given away as part of trick-or-treat bags at the cooperative's second annual Halloween parade;
- Secured Advantage FCU, based in Simpsonville, S.C., is asking members to submit photos of family members and pets in costume for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card, with the photo attracting the highest number of "likes" on Facebook winning the prize;
- Solidarity Community FCU, based in Kokomo, Ind., is having a party for kids, with games, giveaways and a costume contest; and
- Summit CU, based in Madison, Wisc., is organizing races--a 10k, a 5k and a 5k stroller derby race, and a marathon and a half marathon.