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Thank you to all who came for a fun time at our Community Events!

 

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Ideal Credit Union wanted to celebrate its 88th anniversary and successful name change in a big way. So they invited members and the community to a week-long event, five branches in five days, to enjoy a hot dog, receive a free gift and a free sample $1.00 bill from the vault, which would be the ticket to winning $1,000 in one of the credit union’s daily drawings. And the community responded!

Hundreds turned out each day to take part in the celebration. Over 3,300 hot dogs were consumed over the course of the week, and five lucky attendees each took home $1,000 for having the winning serial number on their $1.00.

Our first $1,000 winner was Steve Sporcic, a 28-year member of Ideal Credit Union. Steve and his wife were on an errand near the Eagan branch and stopped by to grab a hot dog and enter the drawing. In North St. Paul, Diane Kindred, a member for 20 years, thought the line for the $1.00 was a bit too long and didn’t want to wait. An Ideal CU employee encouraged her to enter anyway, and she ended up $1,000 richer. Woodbury’s winner, Rachael Johannsen, just happened to stop by the branch and noticed all the activity taking place. She wasn’t a member but had been thinking about a credit union. After her name was drawn, she opened her account and is now a proud member of Ideal CU.

As an active community partner, Ideal CU encouraged attendees to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to local food shelves. Coats for the annual Salvation Army Coats for Kids drive were also collected. Once again the community responded by bringing donations that filled the table at each day at each event. Many also donated their free samples to the cause. The Ideal Credit Union Community Foundation donated $2,500 total and presented $500 checks to local food shelf representatives at each of the credit union’s five branches during the celebration to help feed our hungry neighbors. The recipients were The Open Door in Eagan, the Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf in Hugo, the North St. Paul Emergency Food Shelf in North St. Paul, Neighbors, Inc., in West St. Paul and the Christian Cupboard in Woodbury.

“We are grateful for the incredible support we have received throughout our 88 year history,” said Ideal CU President Brian Sherrick. “It was rewarding and somewhat humbling to see the large turnout at our Community Appreciation Event as we marked this milestone and the completion of our name change. I thank everyone for attending and making the week such a success.”

Ideal Credit Union wanted to celebrate its 88th anniversary and successful name change in a big way. So they invited members and the community to a week-long event, five branches in five days, to enjoy a hot dog, receive a free gift and a free sample $1.00 bill from the vault, which would be the ticket to winning $1,000 in one of the credit union’s daily drawings.

And the community responded! Hundreds turned out each day to take part in the celebration. Over 3,300 hot dogs were consumed over the course of the week, and five lucky attendees each took home $1,000 for having the winning serial number on their $1.00. One of those $1,000 winners was Steve Sporcic, a 28-year member of Ideal Credit Union. Steve and his wife were on an errand near the Eagan branch and stopped by to grab a hot dog and enter the drawing.

In North St. Paul, Diane Kindred, a member for 20 years, thought the line for the $1.00 was a bit too long and didn’t want to wait.  An Ideal CU employee encouraged her to enter anyway, and she ended up $1,000 richer.

Woodbury’s winner, Rachael Johannsen, just happened to stop by the branch and noticed all the activity taking place.  She wasn’t a member but had been thinking about a credit union. After her name was drawn, she opened her account and is now a proud member of Ideal CU.

As an active community partner, Ideal CU encouraged attendees to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to local food shelves. Coats for the annual Salvation Army Coats for Kids drive were also collected. Once again the community responded by bringing donations that filled the table at each day at each event. Many also donated their free samples to the cause.

The Ideal Credit Union Community Foundation  donated $2,500 total and presented $500 checks to local food shelf representatives at each of the credit union’s five branches during the celebration to help feed our hungry neighbors. The recipients were The Open Door in Eagan, the Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf in Hugo, the North St. Paul Emergency Food Shelf in North St. Paul, Neighbors, Inc., in West St. Paul and the Christian Cupboard in Woodbury.

“We are grateful for the incredible support we have received throughout our 88 year history,” said Ideal CU President Brian Sherrick. “It was rewarding and somewhat humbling to see the large turnout at our Community Appreciation Event as we marked this milestone and the completion of our name change. I thank everyone for attending and making the week such a success.”

- See more at: http://mncreditunionnews.org/ideal-cu-week-long-community-appreciation-event-draws-large-crowd#sthash.lDAVtMHO.dpuf

Ideal Credit Union wanted to celebrate its 88th anniversary and successful name change in a big way. So they invited members and the community to a week-long event, five branches in five days, to enjoy a hot dog, receive a free gift and a free sample $1.00 bill from the vault, which would be the ticket to winning $1,000 in one of the credit union’s daily drawings.

And the community responded! Hundreds turned out each day to take part in the celebration. Over 3,300 hot dogs were consumed over the course of the week, and five lucky attendees each took home $1,000 for having the winning serial number on their $1.00. One of those $1,000 winners was Steve Sporcic, a 28-year member of Ideal Credit Union. Steve and his wife were on an errand near the Eagan branch and stopped by to grab a hot dog and enter the drawing.

In North St. Paul, Diane Kindred, a member for 20 years, thought the line for the $1.00 was a bit too long and didn’t want to wait.  An Ideal CU employee encouraged her to enter anyway, and she ended up $1,000 richer.

Woodbury’s winner, Rachael Johannsen, just happened to stop by the branch and noticed all the activity taking place.  She wasn’t a member but had been thinking about a credit union. After her name was drawn, she opened her account and is now a proud member of Ideal CU.

As an active community partner, Ideal CU encouraged attendees to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to local food shelves. Coats for the annual Salvation Army Coats for Kids drive were also collected. Once again the community responded by bringing donations that filled the table at each day at each event. Many also donated their free samples to the cause.

The Ideal Credit Union Community Foundation  donated $2,500 total and presented $500 checks to local food shelf representatives at each of the credit union’s five branches during the celebration to help feed our hungry neighbors. The recipients were The Open Door in Eagan, the Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf in Hugo, the North St. Paul Emergency Food Shelf in North St. Paul, Neighbors, Inc., in West St. Paul and the Christian Cupboard in Woodbury.

“We are grateful for the incredible support we have received throughout our 88 year history,” said Ideal CU President Brian Sherrick. “It was rewarding and somewhat humbling to see the large turnout at our Community Appreciation Event as we marked this milestone and the completion of our name change. I thank everyone for attending and making the week such a success.”

- See more at: http://mncreditunionnews.org/ideal-cu-week-long-community-appreciation-event-draws-large-crowd#sthash.lDAVtMHO.dpuf

Eagan

Our first $1,000 winner was Steve, a 28-year member of Ideal Credit Union. Steve and his wife were on an errand near the Eagan branch and stopped by to grab a hot dog and enter the drawing. They are VERY glad they did!

Eagan Winner

A big thank you to the Eagan Resource Center for helping us help the community at yesterday's Community Appreciation Event! We are proud of our members for providing 68 Ibs of non-perishable food items and were excited to present a $500 check from the Ideal Community Foundation!

Eagan Open Door Presentation

Hugo

Congratulations to Anna, our second $1,000 winner!

2nd

The Hugo Fire Department also joined the fun!

Fire Truck Tours

North St. Paul

In North St. Paul, Diane, a member for 20 years, thought the line for the $1.00 was a bit too long and didn’t want to wait. An Ideal CU employee encouraged her to enter anyway, and she ended up $1,000 richer.

Third 1k winner - Diane Kindred

The NSP Area Emergency Food Shelf was presented with a $500 check from The Ideal Community Foundation!

NSP Area Food Shelf

West St. Paul

 Ideal CU thanks its guests for all of the charitable donations to our neighbors in need!

Food Shelf Donations

Neighbor's Inc. received $500 from the Ideal Community Foundation.

Food Shelf Check Pres

Woodbury

Woodbury’s winner, Rachael, just happened to stop by the branch and noticed all the activity taking place. She wasn’t a member but had been thinking about a credit union. After her name was drawn, she opened her account and is now a proud member of Ideal CU.

Fifth Winner

Another $500 donation from the Ideal Community Foundation! This time the check went to the Christian Cupboard food shelf in Woodbury.

Woodbury Food Shelf