At the Grand Opening Celebration for Aquesta Bank held on September 9th (click here to view photos), a Money Jar Contest was held to see who could guess the amount of money contained in a large jar on display. Aquesta Bank announced today that Hannah A.* was the winner of the contest. Held throughout the celebration, attendees (under 16) were able to submit guesses for the amount of money contained in the jar. The attendee who guessed closest to the correct amount would win the money to be deposited into their very own Aquesta Bank savings account.
Hannah A. had the closest guess of $178 and won the grand total of $177.63. Further, instead of keeping the entire winnings for herself, she split the money with her sister Olivia so she too could have her own savings account. Both girls are now members of the Aquesta Bank Kid’s Club Treasure Chest.
Any customer under the age of 16 who opens a savings account with Aquesta Bank becomes a member of the Aquesta Bank Kids’ Club Treasure Chest. They are presented with a savings account ledger in which they can report all account activity. There is no minimum opening deposit for a Treasure Chest savings account and only a requirement of a $25 balance to earn interest. The program offers six free withdrawals per month and does not have a monthly maintenance fee.
President and CEO Jim Engel says, “Aquesta Bank is committed to each and every member of the Lake Norman community. We feel the Treasure Chest program is a great way to get kids excited about saving money. Teaching them to save early will ensure that they are more likely to continue to do so as adults.”
The Aquesta Bank Grand Opening Celebration proved a tremendous success with an estimated 1,000 people in attendance. The celebration featured several activities for children including the Money Jar Contest, 40-foot slide, Moonwalk, money grab booth and “Bubbles” the Clown. Hourly drawings were held for giveaways such as iPods and gift cards. The grand prize drawing for a 42" high definition plasma TV began that day and is still open. The drawing will be held on October 15, 2006. Anyone over the age of 18 who opens a checking account (business or personal) with Aquesta Bank prior to that date is eligible.
Aquesta Bank is a community bank dedicated to providing quality, customized, and hassle-free banking for the Lake Norman area. Aquesta focuses on personal financial solutions as well as those for small to medium-sized businesses. For more information about Aquesta Bank, please visit www.aquesta.com or call 704-439-4343.
*Last name withheld per parents request.