People are always searching for fun things to do with their families on the weekend.
On Saturday, October 1 Purdue Federal Credit Union held a Family Day celebration and gave the community exactly what it was looking for. Community members had a wonderful time chatting with friends and spending time with their loved ones.
The event was Purdue Federal Credit Union’s very first family day event.
The Purdue Federal Credit Union team is always looking for fun ways to bring people together, and they thought a family day would be perfect for kids and adults alike.
“We’ve done fun events like this before, but we’ve never had a family day here in Crown Point,” said Lindsey Kilty, Community Relations Specialist for Purdue Federal Credit Union
The entire community was invited to the event regardless if they were already Purdue Federal members or not. Purdue Federal wanted the event to be open to everyone.
“We love giving back to the communities that we live, work, and serve in. So, putting on events like this for our members and non-members is just a way for us to give back. We want people to know that we’re here and that we’re happy to be here in the Crown Point community,” said Kilty.
The event was packed with things for families to do. There were fun yard games to play, an arts and crafts station for kids to design their own Purdue decorations, a face painting booth, balloon animals, a local DJ, and a photo booth—the list is endless. Kona Ice came out for everyone to enjoy some fun, tropical slushies, and Purdue cheerleaders and mascots kept everyone entertained.
“I love watching the kids hang out with the mascots. Both Purdue Pete and Leo the Lion from Purdue Northwest are here today, and it’s fun getting to watch the kids interact with them,” said Kilty.
Many of the kids were ecstatic to meet one of their favorite mascots–they ran up to Purdue Pete with their little hands outstretched for a fist bump.
A few of the younger kids were slightly hesitant to pose for a picture with the strange helmeted man, but their parents walked away with plenty of amusing photos to remember the occasion.
As if all that wasn’t exciting enough, for Purdue University basketball star, Robbie Hummel, was invited to come out and sign autographs for people. Parents and kids were just as equally excited as they greeted Hummel with basketballs and posters. Hummel was grateful he got to take part in such an amazing day.
“It’s a beautiful day–it’s great to be here. I love Northwest Indiana, so to come back here and get to interact with people whether they’re from Purdue or just part of the Region is awesome. Purdue Federal is great at giving back and this is a great way for people to come out and see the credit union, but really it’s a great way for people to just hang out and have a good time,” said Hummel.
With the success of the day, there wasn’t a doubt in anyone’s mind that a new tradition was formed. Kilty is excited about the future of the family day event and can’t wait to see how it develops over the years.
“We’d love to see it grow every year and be a fun day for everyone in the community,” said Kilty.
To learn more about Purdue Federal Credit Union and its commitment to the communities it serves, https://www.purduefed.com/.