What's New at Your CU?
November 29th, 2018 - Delivery day!
Last Thursday, we had the opportunity to deliver several more adorable piggy banks to local shops in Lexington! Check out our photos above to see where you can find these piggy banks in town!
(Pictured from top left to bottom right: Crank and Boom (Manchester St.), Crank and Boom (Summit at Fritz Farm), Kentucky for Kentucky (Downtown), and Artique Gallery (Lexington Green))
November 19th, 2018 - Interview with Lee Cruse @ LEX18
This Monday, we went out to one of our participating shops, Old Kentucky Chocolates in Hamburg, and talked with LEX18's Lee Cruse about the Gift of Change Donation drive, our partnership with SCAPA, and the great impact Make-A-Wish has on children's lives everywhere. We were even joined by our newest friend, Finn, a local wish child, and tasted some really yummy samples! Hot tip: Their chocolate covered grapes are amazing! You can stop by their location today to pickup some chocolate and check out our cute reindeer piggy bank while you're there!
Interview with FOX56 - The Gift of Change
We had a wonderful opportunity to talk to FOX56 about the Gift of Change donation drive and spread the word about the work that Make-A-Wish does for children in our community. Check out our interview above and come by one of our participating shops to help make children's dreams come true!
Meeting the Artist - The Gift of Change
This past Thursday, we had an amazing opportunity to join Faith Hacker, the Senior Development Director for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, and Hannah, a former Make-A-Wish child, at SCAPA to talk to our artists about the organization that they'll be supporting through the Gift of Change donation drive. We had a wonderful time getting to know the students, teaching them about the work Make-A-Wish does, and hearing about their own experiences. Thanks to wonderful support of Mrs. Adamson and Mrs. Barker, organizing this event has been a pleasure for us. We're excited to join forces for a great cause and to share the beautiful work their students do with the community! Check out our video above to see some pictures from the presentation!
Coffee On The Credit Union
This past Thursday, we went to Common Grounds Coffee House to spread the word about our FREE Kasasa Checking Accounts and some free coffee while we were at it! Thanks to some help from Kasasa, we were able to give away 65 coupons for $7.50 off of customers' purchases! We wanted to show people that they don't have to pay a fee every month to bank somewhere and that they could be earning this $7.50 every month, just for banking with Greater Kentucky Credit Union!
Thank you to Common Grounds for letting us spend some time with your customers! We had a great time in a very relaxing environment. If you're in the area, stop by 343 E. High Street, Lexington, KY and check them out! (We recommend their Caramel Bianca!)
Fayette County Fair 2018
We had an absolute blast at the Fayette County Fair this year! We were honored to be the OFFICIAL CREDIT UNION of the event and have the opportunity to participate in such a fun, family event. We had a couple of tents setup with games, giveaways, and tons of useful information for everyone who came by.
Not only did we get to enjoy the nice day and great company, but we also raffled off a 50" VIZIO FLAT SCREEN TELEVISION to benefit Central Kentucky Riding for Hope! Tickets were $5 each and we had a lot of folks interested in taking that TV home. After the event was all said and done, our President and CEO drew for our winner. Congratulations CHARLES FORKER!!
Thanks to the support of Charles and everyone else who entered, we were able to donate all of the funds collected directly to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is a local Lexington organization that provides therapy to those with special needs through horses. They touch so many lives every day with their amazing work, so we were just elated to be able to give any amount. Thank you Jessica, a representative from Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, for coming by to meet us all and take a picture with us to capture this moment.
We're very excited for the future of the Fayette County Fair and can't wait to see what the event will be like next year. It grows more and more every year, so make sure to go next September!
Want to learn more about Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, their mission, and how you can help? Click here!