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  • RALEIGH, N.C. (3/27/13)--
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    Raleigh, N.C.-based State Employees' CU is working with local school students and the farming community in Ahoskie, N.C., for a community gardening project. In mid-April, SECU's Ahoskie branch staff and advisory board  will oversee development of a 1.5-acre field adjacent to the branch. The garden will offer outdoor experience through local elementary school field trips, providing teachers with interactive, hands-on tools to meet curriculum objectives in social studies, math and geography.  Shown are Ahoksi branch staff, standing alongside the tractor manned by SECU Senior Vice President James Eure. Local farmers will help students learn how to plant, maintain and harvest fresh produce including watermelon, corn and cucumbers. Eure came up with the community garden concept after attending conferences on the state's farming industry. (Photo provided by State Employees' CU) …
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (3/27/13)--Arlington, Texas-based Security One FCU has received the Juntos Avanzamos designation and flag from the Texas Credit Union League, the league reported (LoneStar Leaguer March 26). In a ceremony Saturday Father Philip D. Petta of the St. Matthew Catholic Church blessed the credit union for continued success in meeting the needs of local Hispanic families. Security One held its first community health fair, with 19 vendors participating, and offered special dance performances by the Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth and Ballet Folkorico Huehuecoyotl. Dignitaries present included Pastor Enrique Gonzalez, Ph.D., of the Iglesia Bautista Trinidad; Arlington Councilman Robert Rivera;  Dr. Juan Hernandez, a political activist and former cabinet member in the Mexican government; and Texas league President/CEO Dick Ensweiler. Juntos Avanzamos designation means the credit union has completed a rigorous application process that confirms it has the capacity, commitment and compassion to serve the financial needs of Hispanic families. (Photo provided by the Texas Credit Union League) …

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