St. John Valley

Credit Union honors ‘Century Club’ inductee

FORT KENT, Maine — On Sept. 18, 2017, Acadia Federal Credit Union welcomed Alfreda Dumond into their Century Club, a club that honors its 100-year-old members.

“Freda,” as she is known by family and friends, received several gifts, including a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant, another certificate to get her hair styled and nails manicured, a floral arrangement, a small cake, a tiara, plus balloons and a birthday card signed by nearly all 50 Acadia FCU staffers. Her birthday was the day before, on Sept. 17.

“You are all so nice. I didn’t expect to get all this,” Dumond said upon receiving her gifts. She asked, “Can I keep the crown? I would like to save it as a souvenir.” She gladly posed for several photos with family and Acadia FCU staff.

The institution celebrates all members who reach this significant milestone in their lives. Century Club inductees receive gifts of the same value, although they vary, depending on the member’s living situation.

“We so enjoy doing this for our senior members,” said Alison Voisine, marketing manager for Acadia FCU. “If they can’t come to us, we will visit them in their homes. They love the attention they receive, almost as much as we love visiting with them.”

Three of Freda’s daughters and one daughter-in-law accompanied her to Acadia FCU’s celebration. Her daughter, Beverly Nadeau, said they have been celebrating Freda’s 100th birthday in different capacities for the entire month of September.

Freda has a busy social life and enjoys shopping, visiting friends and family, and staying active.

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