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Rockin' Around the Wreaths Raises $5,000 for Cornerstone Foundation
Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:00 AM

The Rockin’ Around the Wreaths event was held Nov. 16 at the Arkansas office of the Cornerstone Credit Union League, and $5,000 was raised for the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation.

The Central Arkansas, Pine Bluff, and South Central Arkansas chapters joined for the combination Christmas party and Foundation fundraiser, and 46 people attended. The event was also streamed on Facebook Live.

A total of 37 wreaths were donated to the auction by credit unions, individuals, and vendors. CUNA Mutual’s Chris Eckart served as the evening's auctioneer, and Sketter “Vanna” Brosius served as Eckart's assistant.

This was the inaugural event of Rockin' Around the Wreaths.

"We are thrilled with the turnout and success of the event and are already planning for next year," said Vicky Salkeld, president of Arkansas Credit Union Association. "It was a great opportunity for Arkansas credit union people to get together for a fun evening and for a great cause."

"We are delighted that Arkansas credit unions donated the proceeds of their Rockin' Around the Wreaths auction to the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation," said Foundation Development Director Staci Zale. "It was a great way to kick off the holiday season and support all of the credit unions in the Cornerstone region. Their support and creativity is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing them outdo themselves next year."

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