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Texas Trust CU joins the planking craze
MANSFIELD, Texas (7/22/11)--Employees of $680 million asset Texas Trust CU can add “planking” to their list of skills and experience.
Click to view larger image Texas Trust CU employees celebrated their 75th anniversary lying down, or more accurately by “planking,” spelling out the credit union’s initials on the front of its headquarters lawn Wednesday morning. (Photo provided by Texas Trust Credit Union)
Planking--also known as “the lying down game”--is the trend of lying face down on public structures for a photograph. While the game apparently originated in 1997, and become known as planking in Australia, it has recently gained popularity. Thirty-three Texas Trust employees started their work day Wednesday by planking on the credit union headquarters lawn in Mansfield, Texas. The Official Planking Facebook page has more than 180,000 fans and photos showcasing plankers worldwide. “This planking phenomenon is taking off, and we thought it would be fun to join in,” said Jim Minge, Texas Trust CU president/CEO and one of the plankers. “With this being our 75th anniversary year, Texas Trust is celebrating and creating memorable moments for members. We thought this would be one of those moments.”
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