LAFCU offers virtual family Christmas Special Dec. 15

Posted at 7:54 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 07:54:34-05

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is partnering with Grand Ledge Area District Library to present the LAFCU Listen & Learn Christmas Special, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7-7:30 p.m. It’s available free via Webex, an internet videoconferencing application.

Viewers will get to experience Santa reading a story, and there will be fun facts about reindeer from Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm, Clare. Musical performances will be by DeWitt Community Singers and Zachary Clark, a Lansing-area gospel singer and LAFCU help desk computer technician. There will be a drawing to giveaway three $20 Barnes & Noble eGift cards. The lucky winners will be able to enjoy a book of their choosing.

Registration is not limited, but is required at [].

The primary goal of this fun holiday event is to encourage reading, especially for children up to 12 years old.

“We want to capture the spirit of Christmas to engage children in reading,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer and chief diversity officer. “Reading is critical to vocabulary development and critical thinking — skills that lead to advanced education and meaningful careers. Research has shown engaged reading is interlocked with life success, and it can overcome traditional barriers such as gender, parental education and income.

“The community’s success is important to LAFCU, and this is one way we can help young community members advance. It’s also a great way to bring holiday spirit into your home at a time when in-person celebrations are limited due to the pandemic, so get the hot cocoa ready, don those ugly Christmas sweaters, and join us for the fun.”

Because the event is virtual, Ellsworth Etchison said it’s an opportunity for grandparents to share the experience with their grandchildren even if they are not physically together.

During the event, LAFCU will announce details about the new Listen & Learn Program that will extend into 2021. It’s a virtual program designed to encourage reading through fun, interesting and informative ways.

People interested in volunteering to read for future programs can register at []

The Dec. 15 Christmas Special can be viewed on computers, tablets, smartphones and smart TVs. Registrants will receive a web link and password to participate. No software is required to be downloaded. More information is at [].

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