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February 2014

First Capital FCU and York Chapter of Credit Unions Win 2nd Place Awards in National Competition!

York, PA – On February 26, 2014 in Washington D.C., First Capital Federal Credit Union received 2nd place for CUNA's Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award. This award recognized the success of First Capital's Deep Sea Savers and Rock Star Super Savers programs, and the benefits they provide our young members.

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A Tubing Adventure with Scuba Sammy and Roxy Rockstar!

York, PA – On Saturday, February 22, 2014, staff and members of First Capital Federal Credit Union enjoyed a day of tubing at Heritage Hills AvalancheXpress™.

"AvalancheXpress Day was quite a hit," said Tara Houser, VP of Marketing. "We offered free tickets to our Deep Sea Savers and Rock Star Super Savers to say thank you for being a member of the Credit Union. In all, about 60 people came out to play in the snow."

First Capital employees, who serve on the Youth committee, organized and worked the event. Activities included a bean bag toss, sand art, and a magnet coloring station. Folks also enjoyed cookies, cocoa, coffee and water and a place to relax between tubing runs. Roxy Rockstar and Scuba Sammy, the mascots for our youth program, were on hand to take part in the fun and games.

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January 2014

January 2014 Providing Financial Literacy to Students!

York, PA – On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, First Capital Federal Credit Union staff volunteered as financial advisors for Junior Achievement's, The Challenge at Finance Park™. The Finance Park simulation focuses on financial literacy. Each student is given a life scenario which includes his/her age, job, salary, family status, etc. Students then choose a vehicle, a home to rent, a cell phone plan, and furniture to purchase, among others. The goal is to budget their money to live within their means. They had to make hard hitting, real financial decisions on the fly.

"It was really interesting to see the decisions each student made," said Tara Houser, First Capital FCU's VP of Marketing. "At times, the volunteers had to question whether the decision that was made was the best one and help guide the student down a different path."

Each volunteer worked with 6-7 students from Central York and Susquehannock High Schools. The students arrived at 9:00 a.m. and the day wrapped up around 1:00 p.m.

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