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Youth encouraged to save money

TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union recently celebrated Youth Savings Week Youth Savings Week is a national credit union celebration held each April, which focuses on teaching youth the benefits of saving and goal setting.

"In economic times like these, financial literacy is more important than ever," said TFCU President & CEO Gregory Johnson. "By offering our youth members' resources, we can start educating the next generation of savers and investors here and now."

TFCU celebrated the week long event by raffling $50 US Savings Bonds at their Ticonderoga office, Port Henry and Elizabethtown branches.

The Ticonderoga winner is Gavin Fleury, Port Henry winner is Emma Simpson and William Tomkins was selected as the winner at the Elizabethtown branch.

Children up to age 12 took part in a coloring contest. Winners Julia Cutting (age 5), Chloe Rocque (age 9) and Thomas Manley (age 12) were awarded summer toy gift bags.

Youth members who opened a Savings Safari Account received Moonjar Moneyboxes, a new take on the traditional piggy bank with individual compartments for saving, spending and sharing. Youth members may request a complimentary Moonjar Moneybox by visiting their local TFCU branch.

Financial literacy activity books were handed out during the week and are available upon request.

Interactive games and lessons for ages 3-18, and teaching resources for parents are available at; www.tfcunow.com/youth.

TFCU offers 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. For information on becoming a member of the TFCU, go to www.tfcunow.com

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