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N.H. CUs get sweet thanks from Make-A-Wish kids
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (2/18/14)--Twenty-one children and families acting on behalf of Make-A-Wish New Hampshire visited 13 credit unions in the central, seacoast, and northern regions of New Hampshire with sweet Thank You messages last week.
Click to view larger image Make-A-Wish child Clare, dressed as Cinderella, shares photos from her Walt Disney World trip with Ronald Covey, right, president/CEO St. Mary's Bank CU, Manchester, who is also chairman of the New Hampshire Credit Union League Social Responsibility Committee and committee member Jack Crane.
The visits were made in recognition of the contributions made by credit unions to make wishes come true for hundreds of children in New Hampshire, said the New Hampshire Credit Union League ( Daily CU Scan Feb. 14).
Many delivered baked goods, posters, cards and other items for credit union staff to enjoy. Some children came specially dressed for the occasion. Clare, who visited $780 million-asset St. Mary's Bank CU in Manchester, appeared as Cinderella. She spent time with Ronald Covey, president/CEO of St. Mary's Bank CU, and a member of the league's Social Responsibility Committee, and with committee member Jack Crane, vice president of St. Mary's financial services. Clare showed Covey and Crane her photo album as she relived her Make-A-Wish trip to Walt Disney World.
Click to view larger image From left, Emily and Ally, pictured with John Young, president/CEO of $239 million-asset New Hampshire FCU and a member of the Make-A-Wish New Hampshire board, greet members at the credit union's lemonade stand. (Photos provided by New Hampshire Credit Union League)
John Young, president/CEO, $239 million-asset New Hampshire FCU in Concord, and his staff personalized the Make-A-Wish lemonade stand for visitors Emily and Ally. The girls greeted credit union members and employees. "This was my best day ever," Emily said.
Julia and her mom surprised Jerry Dumoulin, president/CEO, $42 million-asset Guardian Angel CU, and his staff in Berlin with a Valentine's Day cake baked by Julia, who visits the credit union every year. "The New Hampshire Credit Union League members look forward to the sweet thank you visits in February every year, knowing that they'll have a chance to see so many wish children, whose wishes they have played a major role in granting," said Dumoulin, who is also the league board chairman.
Credit unions in the seacoast area enjoyed visits throughout the afternoon Feb. 12.  The staff at $918 million-asset Northeast CU in Portsmouth learned about Make-A-Wish child Dillon's amazing game room from a poster he made. Holy Rosary CU in Rochester had a special welcome message for Addison outside and saw photos of her favorite princess, Ariel. Service CU in Portsmouth had a photo tour of Maxwell's trip to Italy.

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