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Black Hills FCU Community Action Team - December Update

Rapid City, S.D. (1/11/16) – In a fierce bidding war last month, Black Hills Federal Credit Union employees were able to raise $800 for Storybook Island Inc. through BHFCU’s annual Ugly Sweaters silent auction.

The fundraiser will support educational programs and management of the non-profit children’s park in Rapid City, South Dakota. The park’s sets, which portray characters from various children’s stories, fables and nursery rhymes, provide free, safe, and educational opportunities for children and adults all year.

“Storybook Island is an amazing part of what makes our community so special,” said Holly Peterson Pickens, chair of BHFCU’s Storybook Island Community Action Team Project. “It’s grown to become an important part of Rapid City’s identity, and we’re proud to be able to support its mission.”

BHFCU’s employees also donated 120 children’s toys for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program and over 230 items like socks, puzzles, and deodorant to veterans in Hot Springs and Pierre in December. They also donated over 100 coats to the Hot Springs Community Action Agency.

Employee also spent time packaging over 500 pounds of potatoes for the Wall Country Cupboard Food Panty and raised money for the Western South Dakota Senior Services, Inc.’s MEALS Program, which provides hot, nutritious meals to home-bound seniors throughout Western South Dakota.

This month, employees will participate in a blood drive and more. Get involved or stay up-to-date on all of BHFCU’s current CAT Projects by following us on Facebook.   

BHFCU’s employee-led Community Action Team provides support for community projects, charities, and events throughout the year through various fundraising and volunteer efforts. Visit our website to learn more.

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Black Hills Federal Credit Union Donkey Basketball Team Takes Third

 Wall, S.D. (12/08/15) – Black Hills Federal Credit Union employees took to the hardwood floor Saturday, December 5, in their first ever Donkey Basketball tournament appearance.

 BHFCU ended up placing third in the single elimination tournament, in an amazing show of athleticism, encouraged cheating, and some very stubborn donkeys.

 “There was one donkey that nobody seemed to be able to ride and of course that’s the one that I got stuck with,” said Wendy Allison, BHFCU team captain. “But getting dumped is part of the fun, for those playing and the crowd.” 

 The event raised money for the Wall High School Senior Parents’ Post-Prom Committee and featured six teams from the Wall area. Teams played four-on-four while attempting to ride donkeys up and down the Wall High School Gym’s basketball court.

 After winning their first game against the Wall Drug Store, BHFCU entered semi-final round action against the Wall High School Junior Class. Donkey antics and missed shot opportunities were the final blows for the BHFCU team as they fell to the Junior Class.

 The Junior Class went on to defeat the Wall High School Senior Class in a hard fought championship matchup.

 Slightly bruised, but no worse for the wear, the BHFCU employees’ team came away from the tournament all smiles and with a new found respect for the athleticism and stubbornness of donkeys. The event raised over $1,000 for the Wall High School Senior Parents’ Post-Prom Committee.

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Black Hills Federal Credit Union breaks ground

on new Member Service Center

Sturgis, S.D. (09/10/15) – Alongside City of Sturgis representatives and Mayor Mark Carstensen, Black Hills Federal Credit Union officially broke ground on its new Member Service Center in Sturgis on Thursday.

The branch, located at the corner of Junction Avenue and Lazelle Street, will provide thousands of Black Hills FCU members with convenient access to member benefits and services closer to home.

“We’ll be located at one of the busiest intersection in Sturgis, which provides us with the opportunity to further enrich the City of Sturgis’s potential,” said Roger Heacock, president and CEO of Black Hills FCU. “Sturgis has such a rich history and even brighter future. We want to be here to be a part of that.”

The 4,500 square foot branch will be Black Hills FCU’s 13th in South Dakota, and feature three drive-up lanes, one external ATM, and seven offices, said Jerry Schmidt, senior vice president of operations.  

The building’s architecture will feature a blend of modern design and natural materials to reflect the character and charisma of the Sturgis community, Schmidt said.

“Black Hills Federal Credit Union has worked hard to ensure that this branch will be a pillar of the Sturgis community for years to come,” Schmidt said. “We are excited to get started on this amazing new building that we hope will add even more charm to the Sturgis community.

Completion of the branch is scheduled for some time in late spring 2016, with an official opening day not yet scheduled.

Sturgis Groundbreaking

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