Scott Credit Union Sponsors Downtown Collinsville Fall Festival

Collinsville, Illinois – Scott Credit Union recently presented a $1,650 check to a representative from the Collinsville Main Street Community Association to sponsor its 2012 Fall Festival that will be held on Oct. 27 on Main Street.

The event will feature family activities including a children’s costume contest, a pet costume contest, a chili cook off and trick-or-treating for children.

Scott Credit Union Community Relations Representative Jennifer Riebold presented the check recently to Collinsville Main Street Community Association Board Member Leah Joyce.

Collinsville Main Street Community Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life by strengthening the downtown as a center of the community through concentrated efforts of volunteerism in organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.

“This is another great opportunity for us to support our community and the people who live here,” Riebold said. “It is our way of showing our support to downtown Collinsville.”

“Credit unions are really about helping people and this is a perfect way for us to take that even a step further,” she added.

The Fall Festival will kick off with trick or treating on Main Street from 11am to 2pm, the chili cook-off from 11am to 4pm, a costume contest for pets at noon and a costume contest for kids at 1 p.m. The Blues Fest bands will start playing on the main stage at 3pm.

For more information about the Collinsville Main Street Community Association and the event, visit

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed over $200,000 and its employees volunteered over 2,200 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2011.

“We realize that without our members and the communities in which we serve, we would not exist as a financial alternative,” Riebold noted. “Supporting our communities is very important to us.”

The credit union has increased its community involvement in the past few years while also increasing its efforts to educate consumers of the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union.

“We really want people in the area to know more about the value of doing business with a credit union,” she added. “That is why we have really focused our time on educating area residents about Scott Credit Union. One of the big ways we’ve done that is through our community involvement.”

“In times like these, people are really looking for ways to reduce expenses and save money,” Riebold noted. “We are a great alternative that helps them to do that.”

Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in a 17 county area, including Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion, Bond, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Effingham, Williamson, and Jackson counties. Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis County, Missouri also can open accounts at SCU. Additionally, anyone active or retired military also can have accounts with Scott Credit Union.

Scott Credit Union currently has 15 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Waterloo, Highland, Caseyville, West Belleville, Millstadt, Mascoutah, Troy, East Alton and its Home Office in Edwardsville.

For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit, call 1-800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches.

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