Down in the Pumpkin Patch
The $1.4 billion Genisys Credit Union of Auburn Hills, Mich., sponsored a seasonal highlight, the 12th annual Stonewall Pumpkin Festival at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Organizers said 750 people came to the site during the day on Oct. 13 to pick out a pumpkin to carve and then 750 people again showed up that night to see 350 pumpkins light up the stone walls in the lighting ceremony.
“This is a very unique event that generates autumn excitement for people of all ages,” said Jackie Buchanan, CEO of the 134,000-member credit union. “Genisys has sponsored this event for several years now nd is always excited to be involved with it.”
Genisys Carves Pumpkins with the Community
Auburn Hills, MI, October 26, 2012 – Genisys Credit Union was the major sponsor for the 12th Annual Stonewall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.
The event attracted 750 people who picked their perfect pumpkins to carve at this nationally registered historic site. Another 750 people attended later on that night for the lighting ceremony to see 350 pumpkins lit up on the stone walls.
“This is a very unique event that generates autumn excitement for people of all ages,” said Jackie Buchanan, CEO. “Genisys has sponsored this event for several years now and is always excited to be involved with it.”
The Rochester Hills Museum sponsors a full day of activities regarding a fall theme including pumpkin carving, pumpkin bowling, scarecrows, musical entertainment, book reading, crafts and pioneer games. In the evening, the carved pumpkins are lit and generate donated food, winter clothing and cash donations for the Rochester Neighborhood House.
“Our pumpkin festival is an event that requires community participation to be successful,” said Patrick J. McKay, Supervisor of Interpretive Services at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. “From 120 volunteers and 1,500 guests to financial sponsors like Genisys Credit Union, they all allow an event like this to take place and help to build community spirit, partnerships and support for our local history museum. The event supports not only the Rochester Hills Museum, but the Museum allows it to support the Rochester Neighborhood House too. Ultimately, the spirit behind the event is Genisys Credit Union.”
This is one of the many events throughout the year that Genisys sponsors at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and is the largest event at this site, using 16 acres of grounds. Partnerships with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Junior Woman’s Club, Woman’s National Farm and Garden Club and Paint Creek Center for the Arts also bring added value to the event.
Genisys Credit Union is proud to be making a difference in our communities, and we truly believe that Genisys is “where you come first”. We are locally owned, locally controlled and continue to receive BauerFinancial’s five-star rating for financial safety and soundness. Follow genisyscu on Facebook and Twitter for contests, promotions and other helpful information. A calendar of events can also be found on our website at www.genisyscu.org.
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