Pelican State Credit Union gave away $2,639 in cash, a 46-inch television and prizes to its members in a money booth Oct. 4 at the Fall Festival in the Denham Springs Antiques and Arts District.
Pelican sponsored and produced the Fall Festival along with the Denham Springs Antique Village Merchants Association. Pelican set up shop early, and the line for the money booth stretched 40 people deep when the festival started at 9 a.m., a news release from the credit union said.
All Pelican members 18 and older could take a turn grabbing cash and prize slips in the money booth. Festivalgoers also could apply for membership on the spot to get a turn in the money booth, the release said.
“I am so excited that Steven (Forrester) won $115 and all these prizes in the money booth today,” Pelican member and Denham Springs resident Theresa Ard said. “I won $9 and tons of Pelican swag.”
Ard, Forrester and several other participants stopped by Pelican’s branch at 145 Rushing Road, Denham Springs, the day before the festival to pick up coupons for five extra seconds in the money booth. Also, members who posted about the event on their social media account and used the credit union’s hashtag, #PelicanPays, received five additional seconds, the release said.
Forrester was one of five members to take home a $100 bill.
Taylor Bice, 18, took home a 46-inch Samsung TV. “I’ve been a Pelican member since I was about 8 years old,” Bice said. “I will definitely continue to use Pelican in the future.”