Fire, hospice societies win Creston credit union awards

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  • Tue Oct 4th, 2011 7:00am
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Jim McLeod of the West Creston Fire Protection Society (centre

The verdict, decided by a jury consisting of more than 500 members of Creston and District Credit Union (CDCU), is in. The West Creston Fire Protection Society and Creston Valley Hospice Society have been announced as winners of $25,000 Legacy Awards.

Voting took place on Friday and Saturday and the results were announced on Saturday afternoon. The winners were chosen from five finalists and the three unsuccessful applicants each receive a $500 award.

“It was about as good as it can get,” CDCU board president Rand Archibald said on Monday. “The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout.”

Archibald estimated that more than 600 people enjoyed the pancake breakfast served by the Creston Lions Club and lunch served by the Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion.

“About 10 per cent of our members voted, which we consider to be a very good turnout,” he said.

The Legacy Awards were created to help the credit union celebrate its 60th anniversary of providing financial services to Creston Valley residents.