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Belco Community Credit Union Hosts Financial Reality Fairs

Harrisburg, PA (1/5/18) Belco Community Credit Union recently hosted two Financial Reality Fairs at Big Spring High School in conjunction with the school’s Personal Finance curriculum. A total of 90 students participated in the two programs. Big Spring High School is the site of Belco’s student-run school branch location, the Bulldog Branch, and the credit union holds a reality fair at the high school each marking period.

The reality fair provided students with a “hands-on” budgeting experience to gain practical knowledge about personal financial management in a one-day “real world” environment. The booths were managed by volunteers from businesses and the community, as well as staff from Belco.

“The Financial Reality Fair is great opportunity to challenge the students and help them better prepare to be financially independent,” stated Angela Barlup, Business Development Representative and Reality Fair Coordinator.

Pictured: Volunteers assist students during the Financial Reality Fair at Big Spring High School

Reality Fair

About Belco Community Credit Union

Belco Community Credit Union was organized in 1939 as a federally chartered credit union, serving the employees of Bell Telephone Company of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Belco’s conversion to a state chartered credit union in 1997 opened the doors to expanding services to

other businesses in Central Pennsylvania. Prior to receiving community charter approval in July 2005, Belco served a diverse group of more than 700 partner companies and organizations. Belco is a community chartered credit union that is open to businesses and anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York counties. Belco currently has more than 64,000 members and $585 million in assets, 14 branches, numerous ATM locations, and 24-hour account access through a telephone audio response system and online banking. For more information, visit Belco Community Credit Union on the web at www.belco.org or call (717) 232-3526 (Harrisburg Area) or (800) 642-4482.

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