Okaloosa financial institutions, schools teaching children to save

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 05:00 PM.

Through July, area youths can participate in the University of Florida Okaloosa County Extension's Teaching Children to Save program.

Program participants set a savings goal and make a deposit into a savings account at Eglin Federal Credit Union, First National Bank of Crestview, CCB Community Bank, First City Bank or Beach Community Bank. Once Okaloosa Saves entry forms are collected from participating financial institutions, $50 will be deposited into six winners' accounts. 

A $500 prize will be awarded to the school with the most votes and number of deposits. Youths who open savings accounts can vote for their favorite school at Antioch Elementary or Davidson Middle School.

See the Teaching Children to Save webpage for a link to more information about the program.

 For additional information call 689-5850, extension 7 or  email bsmith@co.okaloosa.fl.us.

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