Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 |
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LIHUE — Thursday was a good day for doing banking errands, said Justyce Enrique of Kapaa.
“I found something on the way out,” said Enrique, getting ready for her next chore while accompanying her mother.
Enrique found some items at the craft fair hosted by the Kauai Teachers Federal Credit Union as part of the International Credit Union Day observance, celebrated on Kauai by all credit unions on the island.
“I’ve been a member since 2003,” said Amor Libunao of Aloha Jewels by Amor, one of the vendors at the craft fair. “I was a student and someone recommended them to me. I became a member and have been one since then.”
Libunao said this was her first experience at the credit union’s craft fair.
“I’ve been doing jewelry for 13 years,” she said. “I started out just doing beads, but now, I have divers in Honolulu getting me sunshine shells, and I’ve also gotten into other areas. The credit union wanted me here last year, but I already had another craft fair. This year, I kept the date open so I could be here.”
Just down the block of the parking lot, the Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union hosted a lunch highlighting a week of activities that closed with an appearance by the Kauai Police Department Friday.
International Credit Union Day is celebrated by more than 56,000 credit unions around the world, including those on Kauai, which include the Kauai Commununity Federal Credit Union with branches in Kapaa, Lihue and Waimea; Garden Island Federal Credit Union, with branches in Lihue and Koloa; Kauai Teachers Federal Credit Union in Lihue; Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union in Lihue; Kekaha Federal Credit Union; and McBryde Federal Credit Union in Eleele Shopping Center.
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