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DALLAS-City Credit Union observed International Credit Union Day with events and activities during the month of October, including a bake sale on Oct. 16,that benefited Credit Unions for Kids.

ALBANY-A blood drive was held on Oct. 16 at Empire Corporate FCU's headquarters. Several Albany-area credit unions volunteered to assist with the blood drive. A total of 18 units of blood was collected.

BRUNSWICK, Maine-Atlantic Regional FCU joined other Maine credit unions and served cookies and hot dogs to members in appreciation of their membership and support.

WESTBROOK, Maine-To celebrate International CU Day, the Maine CU League spread the word about credit unions in the state through guest appearances on several of the state's largest radio stations and networks.

NORTH CHICAGO-Great Lakes Credit Union offered members refreshments, drawings, and prizes at its locations in North Chicago, Gurnee, Libertyville, Round Lake Beach, and Waukegan.

HOUSTON-Prime Way Federal Credit Union hosted Dream Big, an event for members and its local community to meet employees of the CU. The credit union gave away gift baskets, and children enjoyed face painting, playing games, and receiving giveaways.

PEWAUKEE, Wis.-The Wisconsin CU League celebrated International Credit Union Day by holding an all staff reception with cake and punch. CEO Brett Thompson addressed the staff and used some of the staff's own ideas about what ICU Day means to them. Earlier in the week, the staff was asked to respond to the question, "What does International Credit Union Day mean to me?"

WEIRTON, W.V.-The Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter of the West Virginia CU League held its annual International Credit Union Dinner Dance on Oct. 18, and sponsored a coloring contest for students in recognition of International CU Day. Each winner received a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.

SAYERVILLE, N.J.-The winner of Raritan Bay FCU's Choose Your Own Vacation Sweepstakes was announced on International CU Day. Michael Tingle was awarded a $2,000 voucher towards the vacation of his choice.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.-Mike Lyon was the winner of a digital camera and printer at Robins Federal Credit Union's International CU Day celebration. Additional activities included refreshments and coloring sheets for children at 14 of the credit union's locations.

MOON TOWNSHIP, Penn.-On Oct. 13, US Airways Federal Credit Union kicked off International CU Week by decorating its lobbies with balloons, flowers and signs. The credit union also had snacks and refreshments available.

SANTA ANA, Calif.-Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union donated $1,000 to Orange County Schools in honor of International CU Day. The schools were chosen by the winners of an art contest that OCTFCU sponsored to help celebrate the event. Along with the winners' $100 prize was a donation given to the school of their choice. The donations were given during presentations ceremonies, along with customized fortune cookies that delivered messages promoting credit unions.

DUBUQUE, Iowa-Dupaco Community Credit Union visited area radio stations to present oversized cookies in celebration of International CU Day.

LAS VEGAS-Community One Federal Credit Union celebrated International CU Day and served refreshments to all visitors at its five branches.

WALLINGFORD, Conn.-On International CU Day representatives of the Connecticut Credit Union Charitable Foundation distributed $15,000 worth of non-perishable food items to help the hungry, needy people of Connecticut.

Food was distributed to the following food banks: Plainville Community Food Pantry in Plainville; Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Manchester; The Food Center-United Way in New London; St. Anne's Soup Kitchen in Hamden; The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, and The Lower Fairfield County Food Bank in Stamford.

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