Clio Community Family Fun Day 2019

ELGA Credit Union was a proud sponsor of the Annual Clio Community Family Fun Day this year. The event takes place in Clio City Park and has been a great tradition in Clio for the last 37 years. Many volunteers, businesses, and community organizations contribute to provide a safe, fun, family-friendly experience for the community to enjoy.

In addition to being a sponsor, ELGA also hosted the Treasure Hunt Coin Search again this year. The event took place in a sandbox in the middle of the park, shaded by our ELGA canopy. Inside the sandbox we had nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and some very unique gold plated quarters as well. In addition to the coins, there was also enclosed earbuds and some foam mini footballs as prizes for the kids to find.

The kids are divided into 3 groups: 6 and younger, 7 to 11 years, and 12 and older. We gave the youngest kids one minute and 30 seconds to dig for treasure and the other groups had one minute each. As the kids were digging, we had some wonderful ELGA associates talking with the parents about our Save to Win CD as well as our other various youth accounts, such as the Learn2Save Youth CD. About 40 kids participated and everyone walked away with a smile and a bag of coins.

A Treasure Hunt & Treasured Memories

After the Treasure Hunt concluded, the tent and sandbox remained up all day and kids enjoyed playing in the shade and cleaning out any missed treasure. There were kids still playing in the sand for several hours afterward.

I decided to champion the event for a few reasons. I am an elected official on the city council and I am very passionate about the City of Clio and making it a great place to live. I am also a volunteer on the Clio Area Community Council, which organizes and presents this event. While we were discussing ideas for activities, I came up with this as a partnership opportunity for the Clio Area Community Council and ELGA Credit Union. Last but not least, I participated in the event for many years as a kid and have very fond memories of this event. Now as a dad and adult, I take pride in providing the opportunity for Clio kids today to make those same great memories.

Author: David Fejedelem, Loan Officer

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