MADISON, Wis. (6/12/14)--As school lets out and the weather heats up, credit unions are helping their communities celebrate summer through sponsorships of local festivals and entertainment venues.
Robins FCU, Warner Robins, Ga., with $1.9 billion in assets, contributed $500 towards sponsorship of the Gray Station Better Hometowns Daylily Festival, held June 6 and 7. In addition to the flowers, the event included arts and crafts, a corn hole tournament, 5K and fun runs, a children's area, live music and a car show (WMAZ13.com May 13).
Teachers FCU, Hauppauge, N.Y., with $4.9 billion in assets, is the title sponsor of the 2014 Sunset Concert Series. This year's performances, scheduled from the Fourth of July through Labor Day, include rock classics, bluegrass, classical and jazz.
ESL FCU, Rochester, N.Y, with $4.7 billion in assets, will support the Corn Hill Arts Festival July 12 and 13. The annual festival features hundreds of artists and continuous live music (WHEC Rochester News 10 March 28)
Meritrust CU, Wichita, Kan., with $969 million in assets, is among the sponsors of Country Stampede, a four-day country music festival. The event takes place June 26-29 at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan. Meritrust CU is a sponsor for the volunteer team at the event, and will also offer event attendees a misting tent to help cool off from the hot summer sun. The music lineup will include performances by Easton Corbin, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Eric Church, Randy Houser, Joe Nichols and Lee Brice.
UW CU, Madison, Wis., with $1.8 billion in assets, sponsors the Memorial Union Summer Stage, an outdoor music venue on Madison's Lake Mendota that is popular with local residents and University of Wisconsin students. The credit union also supports larger programs such as the Isthmus Jazz Festival and the Madison World Music Festival.