Belco in the Community
At Belco, our dedication to meeting our members’ needs is matched only by our dedication to giving back to the communities we serve through volunteer participation, fundraising, financial literacy programs, sponsorship’s, and charitable contributions throughout the year. Belco is proud to be a part of what matters to our members.
Belco Sponsors & Employees Participate in the Lower Paxton Township Minute Man Games – 8/26/18
On Sunday, August 26, a group of 5 Belco employees participated in the Lower Paxton Township Police Department Minute Man Games at George Park in Hbg. Over 150 people participated. Congratulations to Devon DiBiase, she won 1st place in the 40-49 age group, and to Hillary Strausbaugh, she won 1st place in the 30-39 age group.
Belco’s Lancaster Duke St. Branch Participates in Neighborhood Block Party – 8/24/18
On Friday, August 24, we participated in the Crispus Attucks Community Center in Lancaster 3rd Annual Peace on the Streets Block Party. It was great to talk to our neighbors, and proud to be part of this fun community event!
Belco Employees Volunteer at Project SHARE in Carlisle, PA – 8/18/18
On Saturday, August 18, a group of 13 Belco employees & their family members volunteered to work at Project SHARE in Carlisle, PA food distribution day. We are passionate about serving and contributing meaningfully to the community in which we live and work.
Belco Sponsored and Participated in the YWCA Carlisle Queen of the Green Women’s Golf Event on August 16 & the Carlisle Area Sertoma Golf Event on August 17
Belco sponsored two golf outings: the YWCA Carlisle Queen of the Green women’s golf outing took place Thursday, August 16, and the Carlisle Area Sertoma outing occurred on Friday, August 17. Thank you to both groups for all that you do in the community!
Belco Participated in 10 local National Night Out’s – 8/7/18
In spite of the rainy weather forecast, we were out in our communities and participated in 10 National Night Out’s with activities, prizes and lots of fun on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
1. Harrisburg-Vanetta Park, 2. Harrisburg-George Park, 3.Harrisburg–Sunshine Park, 4. Camp Hill–Christian Life Assembly, 5. Gettysburg–downtown, 6. Hanover–Targets 7.Carlisle Fairgrounds, 8. Newville-downtown, 9. Lancaster-Overlook Park, 10. Lancaster–The Mix at Arbor Place
Belco Employees Volunteer to Fill Backpacks for Volunteer of America – 8/7/18
A group of Belco employees volunteered to fill backpacks for Volunteer of America “Operation Backpack” program. They filled over 300 backpacks today, and the program will fill over 1,000+ backpacks and give to local children in need of school supplies. https://www.voapa.org/operation-backpack-statewide
Belco @ Hanover Dutch Festival – Saturday, July 28, 2018
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Belco tent on Saturday, July 28. Our winner of a $75 Sheet Gift Card and Belco Cooler is was Belinda S. from East Berlin.
Children’s Miracle Hot Dog Eating Contest – Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Two Belco employees, Cody Johnson & Sam Glesner participated in a hot dog eating contest hosted by Vizo Financial on July 25. Cody Johnson won 1st place. We also held a hot dog sale at the Ops. Center and seven Belco branches hosted a bake sale. We made over $1,200 in donations for Children’s Miracle Network.
Belco @ Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg – June 21, 2018
Thanks to everyone who stopped down at our tent on Jubilee Day. The winner of our $100 Target Gift Card and Belco Bag Cooler is Raven B. of Harrisburg.
Belco @ Newville Fountain Festival on June 16, 2018
Belco had the pleasure of hosting local author Tracey Jones from Tremendous Life Books and her dog Indigo Jones at the Newville Fountain Festival 2018 on Saturday with a reading of his best-seller Boxcar Indy Goes to Doggyworld. Belco provided children with free “paw”tographed copies of Indy’s book.
Belco @ UPMC Pinnacle Lititz Annual Employee Picnic – June 12, 2018
On Tuesday, June 12, we attended at participated at the UPMC Pinnacle Lititz Annual Employee Picnic.
Belco Partners with Mission Central at the Harrisburg Senators Game – June 3
On Sunday, June 3rd, we teamed up with Mission Central and supported them at the Harrisburg Senators game.
Big Spring High School 2018 Scholarship Winners – Bulldog Scholarship Winners – May 30
Congratulations to Madana Tigyer and Taylor Donovan, they are our Bulldog Financial Literacy Scholarship Winners from Big Spring High School in Newville, PA. Each year we award (2) $500 scholarships to two Big Spring High School Seniors.
- Madana Tigyer – She is planning to attend Frostburg State University in Maryland to major in Business/Hospitality Management
- Taylor Donovan – She is planning to attend Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA to major in Dairy Science
Harrisburg Senators – Rascal’s Birthday Party – May 27
Our mascot, Lonni the Lion, was invited to attend Harrisburg Senators mascot Rascal’s Birthday Party Celebration. Lonni the Lion greeted fans on the board walk and participated in a mascot parade on the field.
Central Dauphin High School – Good Character Breakfast – May 25
On Friday, 5/25, Tricia Heisey spoke at the final Central Dauphin High School’s Good Character Recognition breakfast for the 2017-18 school year. Belco is proud to have sponsored this initiative for the past 3 years. Principal Ken Miller (pictured) thanked Assistant Principal Ron Porter for implementing this wonderful program.
UPMC Pinnacle’s Annual EMS Picnic – May 24
On Thursday, 5/24, Tricia Heisey participated at UPMC Pinnacle’s Annual EMS Picnic to join forces in thanking our local First Responders for their sacrifice, dedication, and service to our communities.
Harrisburg Senators Education Day 2 – May 24
On May 24, Belco sponsored the Harrisburg Senators Educational Day 2. We asked the kids educational questions about money.
Spanish American Civic Association FIESTA – May 17
On Thursday, May 17, we sponsored and attended the SACA Fiesta in Lancaster to support our community.
April was National YOUTH Month – APRIL
The month of April was National Youth Month. We had goals, activities, and special contests throughout the month at the branches.
- Our goal for new youth member accounts was 300; we reached the goal at 325
- Our goal for number of youth deposits was 13,000; we reached the goal at 14,793
- Our goal for total amount of deposits was $500,000; we reached the goal at $589,382
Since we met all 3 of our Youth Month goals, we will again be donating $1,000 to Children’s Miracle Network
- Safari Club Coloring Contest Winner – $50 Target Gift Card – Layla W., Dillsburg, PA
- Teen Essay Contest Winner –$50 Target Gift Card – Xander F., Camp Hill, PA
- iPad Winner – Blaine W., Hershey, PA (3,274 youth qualified to win the iPad)
$50 Visa Gift Card Branch Winners
- Paxton St., Harrisburg – Terra M.
- Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg – Ava H.
- Pinnacle – Justo L.
- Camp Hill – Kenneth M.
- Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg – Vatsal G.
- Regency, Lancaster – Kai
- Duke St., Lancaster – Osiah L.
- Oregon Pike, Lancaster – Delaney H.
- Gettysburg – Joshua S.
- Hanover – Emily S.
- Lebanon – Dakota W.
- Eastgate, Carlisle – Chris M.
- Hanover St., Carlisle – Nicholas D.
- Big Spring, Newville – Liana S.
Telephone Pioneers “Everybody’s Birthday” Gala – May 3
On Thursday, May 3, we sponsored and attended an “Everyone’s Birthday” gala for the Telephone Pioneers group. The group was created by retired Bell Telephone employees.
Harrisburg Senators Educational Day 1- May 2
On May 2, Belco sponsored the Harrisburg Senators Educational Day 1. We asked the kids educational questions about money.
Take Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day – April 26
On Thursday, April 26, we hosted over 30 employees’ children on National Take Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day. At the Operations Center, special guest Karen Young attended with her Susquehanna Service Dog in training to talk to the kids about their program.
Belco’s Annual Meeting Dinner & Gala – April 21
This year, over 550 members and friends attended our Annual Meeting Dinner at the Radisson on Saturday, April 21. In conjunction with our Kentucky Derby theme, Prairie Fire Horse Farms attended and brought a few of their horses to the event.
Logan’s Run and Walk for Autism – April 21
We sponsored the Logan’s Run and Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 21 on Harrisburg’s City Island.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake Event – Belco raised over $5,000 – April 7
On Saturday, April 7, over 20 employees & friends participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake event at ABC West Bowling Alley in Mechanicsburg.