Cornhusker Bank’s Kids Carnival Draws a Crowd From the Community
The annual Cornhusker Bank (www.Cornhuskerbank.com) Kids Connection Carnival was held on August 18 at their 8310 O St. branch and drew quite the crowd. The carnival was open to the community and was free to attendees. Eight years ago, when the event first started, it was conceptualized to help give kids a positive and “fun” experience with banking with the hope of making financial literacy easier for families to encourage as youngsters grow.
Some banking and financial concepts were introduced at the carnival with a financial workbook activity and an attraction that featured online games. Most of the interactive carnival activities were manned by Cornhusker Bank associates who generously gave their weekend time to help with the event.
Other highlights from the event included live animals provided by Lincoln Children’s Zoo and dogs with their handlers from Domesti-PUPS. The carnival also featured a photo booth in which kids were encouraged to have their pictures taken with the bank’s own superheroes, Penny Wise and Super Bill.
In addition, youth safety was a main component. The Nebraska State Patrol was on hand to do child fingerprinting ID cards for kids, Safe Kids promoted bike safety, and a representative of the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation provided handouts to attendees regarding water safety.
This successful community event was topped off with free hot dogs, potato chips, and bottled water catered by Hy-Vee (84th and Holdrege St.) and free snow cones from Sweet Baby J’s Tropical Sno.
Cornhusker Bank remains the oldest family-owned bank, demonstrating stability, soundness, and investing in the future growth of the community, its valued customers and associates throughout its 115-year history. For more information, please visit www.Cornhuskerbank.com.