PORT HENRY - Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union members participated in Credit Union Week activities recently.
The week of activities culminated with a barbecue at the Elizabethtown branch. TFCU staff also served several hundred free lunches throughout the week at the Port Henry branch and the Ticonderoga main office. It also offered free cider and cider doughnuts to members at all branch locations.
Members entries in the "Celebrating 55 Years Contest" were drawn at random and announced during the week. Five winners were each awarded $55 cash prizes - Norman Swift, Toni Mowery, Patricia Barber, Sharon Bashaw and LeAnn Pierce.
Credit Union Week commemorates the role that credit unions have played in their communities.
TFCU member Norman Swift touted convenience as the main benefit.
"The TFCU is easy to bank with.," he said. "I like to keep it simple, no bells and whistles and it's better than a bank because the money goes to the community rather than a corporate officer's pockets."
Toni Mowery, a member since 1979, enjoys the service.
"The staff at TFCU is extremely helpful and supportive in working with you through any problems," she said. "They offer the best service."
"In my opinion, every member of the credit union is a winner," commented TFCU member Sharon Bashaw. "We financed a new camper through the TFCU with a great rate."
TFCU is a not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution offering membership to people who live, work, worship or attend school in, or businesses or legal entities located in Essex County, Washington County or the towns of Hague, Horicon and Chester. TFCU operates branches at Route 9N in Ticonderoga, at Meacham Street in Port Henry and at Court Street in Elizabethtown. For more information go online at www.tfcunow.com.