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Ideal Credit Union to Celebrate 90th Anniversary, Give Away $5K at Community Appreciation Event Week

Friday, July 29, 2016  
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Ideal Credit Union - WOODBURY, Minn. (July 29, 2016) - Ideal Credit Union is inviting members and the community to “Crack the Vault” at this year’s Community Appreciation/90th Anniversary event week for a chance to win $1,000 in one of its daily giveaways! Now in its third year, the annual summer celebration will be held August 15-19, 2016. Ideal is celebrating its 90th Anniversary with food, fun and daily give back to local communities.

To play Crack the Vault, attendees simply enter a combination number into an interactive game loaded on an iPad. The game will reveal a prize when the vault opens. Best of all, everyone’s a winner!

A food truck from Aesop’s Table will be grilling hot dogs from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the following dates at these Ideal CU locations:

  • Monday, August 15 – Hugo office, 14750 Victor Hugo Blvd. N.
  • Tuesday, August 16 – Eagan office, 3225 Denmark Ave.
  • Wednesday, August 17 – Inver Grove Heights office, 7791 Amana Trail
  • Thursday, August 18 – North St. Paul office, 2401 N. McKnight Rd.
  • Friday, August 19– Woodbury office, 8499 Tamarack Rd.

As an active community partner, Ideal CU is encouraging attendees to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to local food shelves. The Ideal Community Foundation will again present checks to local food shelf representatives at each branch during the celebration to help feed our hungry neighbors. Last year $2,500 was given to local food shelves in five different Minnesota cities. Coats for the Salvation Army Coats for Kids drive will also be collected.

Ideal’s Community Appreciation event week, which started in 2014, has been a big hit with members and the community at large. “The annual Community Appreciation event week has become one of the highlights of the year for our credit union,” said Ideal CU President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “The event gives us the opportunity to express our thanks to our members for doing business with our credit union, show our give back into the communities we serve, plus have fun at the same time.”

Complete information on the Ideal CU Community Appreciation/90th Anniversary event and official rules can be found at

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that specializes in providing excellent member service, great rates and convenience. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of electronic banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products and title services, exclusive VIP member payback, business services, investment services and more. Visit for details and locations.

Photo caption

Dave Zick, center, of the North St. Paul Emergency Food Shelf accepts a check for $500 from Ideal CU President/CEO Brian Sherrick, left, and Board Chairman Keith Hauge, right, at the 2015 Community Appreciation Event.

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