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HGTV Host, CU Dedicate Playground
LANSING, Mich. (5/30/13)--Lake Michigan CU partnered with HGTV host Carter Oosterhouse to dedicate a new playground in Holland, Mich., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 11.

Click to view larger image From left, U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R); HGTV personality Carter Oosterhouse; Jeremiah Kossen, vice president of operation for Lake Michigan CU, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Holland, Mich., Mayor Kurt Dykstra cut the ribbon opening a new playground at Holland's Windmill Island. (Photo provided by the Michigan Credit Union League)
The project was initiated by Oosterhouse's charitable foundation, Carter's Kids, which aims to create and promote awareness of fitness and self-esteem for America's youth, the Michigan Credit Union League said (Michigan Monitor May 29).

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich) and Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra took part in the dedication ceremonies.  

Funded by Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Lake Michigan CU and built by its employees, the new playground serves west Michigan youths as part of Windmill Island in Holland.

Huizenga is a long-time credit union supporter. In 2012, he co-sponsored legislation to raise the cap on credit union member business lending.

Lake Michigan CU recently landed Oosterhouse as its spokesman. Oosterhouse, the host of the new HGTV network show "Million Dollar Rooms," is a native of Traverse City, Mich., and a member of the credit union (News Now March 8).


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