Celebrating, giving back at street party


We celebrated our new Family Trust Center with a block party Thursday that also marked International Credit Union Day, which commemorates the credit union spirit of supporting one another and giving back.

An estimated 700 people joined in the festivities that included live entertainment by Wicker Powers and the Revolution Dance Co., Steve Langley, Senior Bubbleologist with the Soap Bubble Circus; shaved ice, soft drinks and dinner from four food trucks. Members also visited the branch and registered for cash prizes.

Four and five generations of Family Trust members attended the party and were happy to see old friends and employees they rely on. “My mom told me how great you are,” said Sandra Calhoun White, whose two children also are members.

“Family Trust has been my family ever since I joined,” said Mary Sanders of Rock Hill, a member since 1974. “They understand my needs. It makes a huge difference in my life.”

We want to make a difference to the community, too, and are asking members to donate to our Giving Trees, located in the new center and in each branch. We’ll match every dollar donated by members up to $5,000 through Nov. 13. Proceeds will be divided among our adopted charities: the Adult Enrichment Center in Fort Mill, Rideability Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover, Early Learning Partnership in York, Rock Hill Family Readiness Group and local military families and veterans.

The 36,000 square-foot Family Trust Center on White Street houses about 50 employees in nine departments and includes a branch, 24/7 ATM, Family Trust Investment Services, a community room and nine pieces of art commissioned from six Winthrop students.

The grand opening continues through Nov. 13, when we’ll announce the winner of a $500 drawing. To register, visit our White Street branch.