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LAFCU EMPLOYEE, FAMILY APPEAR ON ‘FAMILY FEUD’

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LAFCU EMPLOYEE, FAMILY APPEAR ON ‘FAMILY FEUD’

 

CHARLOTTE, Mich. – LAFCU Assistant Branch Manager Justin Tuck, of Grand Ledge, and his family shared a once in a lifetime experience when they flew to Atlanta to play the popular television game show, “Family Feud.”

            Tuck’s wife, Jana, brother Glenn Tuck, of Fruitport, and brother and sister-in-law Rob and Amanda Tuck, of Spring Lake, appeared on the show for four episodes before walking away with $23,000 in winnings. Their appearances originally aired in late-April and are scheduled to air again Aug. 31–Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m on WLNS TV 6.

“We wanted to compete on the show for fun, but ended up bonding as a family,” Tuck said. “It was an exciting experience, and we were grateful for the opportunity, not just the prize money.

            “The producers look for energetic families with personalities who match the comedic tone of the show. Having worked in the financial industry for more than five years, I have interacted with many different kinds of members and employees. That training and experience made me comfortable with public speaking, communication, and listening, which helped as we participated in the audition and competition.”

After submitting a photo and essay, the Tucks competed at a live audition in Chicago and were selected to compete on the show. They spent several months practicing the board game version with friends and neighbors and were flown to the studio to tape a live show with host Steve Harvey. The family kept advancing and stayed on for four shows.

 “Family Feud” continues to be one of nation’s most popular television programs. According to Nielsen Research, it is the fifth most popular syndicated program. In 2013, TV Guide ranked “Family Feud” third in its list of the 60 greatest game shows of all time.

“We were huge cheerleaders for the Tucks,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU vice president of community and business development.  “Family and free time are valued at LAFCU, so we were happy to encourage Justin and his family during his time away from the office.”

 

Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is proud to be mid-Michigan’s credit union, serving the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee. A recipient of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, LAFCU takes pride in bringing value to the financial lives of its members, neighbors, families and community. Offering a comprehensive range of personal and business financial products, LAFCU provides services that include checking and savings accounts, auto and mortgage lending, business accounts and business lending. LAFCU serves nearly 60,000 members, holds nearly $600 million in assets, and maintains nine locations throughout Greater Lansing and the counties of Clinton and Shiawassee. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in its designated counties is eligible to join. Members enjoy benefits, such as lower interest rates on loans, higher yields on savings, insurance discounts, preferred seating for LAFCU-sponsored events, and access to 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP ATM network. LAFCU supports and enriches mid-Michigan by donating funds and employee volunteer hours to many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, please call 517.622.6600 or find us online:

·         Website: www.lafcu.com

·         Facebook: www.facebook.com/LAFCU

·         Twitter: @LAFCULansing


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