Area youngsters learn value of saving

Kids Bank Day at Callaway Bank

CB Squirrel greets youngsters Saturday during Kids Bank Day at Callaway Bank in Fulton. From left are Glen Harris and his daughter Aubrey of Fulton along with Luci, Reagan and James Hill, children of Mike and Lorna Hill of Fulton.

CB Squirrel greets youngsters Saturday during Kids Bank Day at Callaway Bank in Fulton. From left are Glen Harris and his daughter Aubrey of Fulton along with Luci, Reagan and James Hill, children of Mike and Lorna Hill of Fulton. Photo by Don Norfleet.

Just as a squirrel puts away nuts for another day, learning to save is also a valuable trait for youngsters to learn.

That’s a lesson learned Saturday by numerous Callaway County youngsters who gathered at Callaway Bank in Fulton for Callaway Kids Bank Day.

C.B. Squirrel, the bank’s mascot, was on hand to greet youngsters brought in by their parents to set up free savings accounts.

To encourage youngsters to save, the bank offered each youngsters a free piggy bank and $5 to deposit if they opened a savings account.

Bank Vice President Debbie LaRue, director of marketing and public relations, said the annual Kids Bank Day coincides with the American Bankers Association’s National Teach Kids to Save Day.

“The purpose of The Callaway Kids Bank,” LaRue said, “is to help teach children the importance of learning to save their money so as they become adults they will be better prepared to provide the lifestyle for themselves and their families that they choose rather than having to settle.”

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