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Premier FCU Tours the US Capitol

Seven NC folks traveled to Washington, DC last week to tour the US Capitol Rotunda. Having been one of the lucky ones to go, all I can say is – WOW! (Well -WOW, and isn’t it great that I have a  video camera?!)

The tour came about thanks to the generosity of US Congresswoman Virginia Foxx. It was Foxx who donated the tour in order to help Team Little Guy raise funds for the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation over the summer. Premier FCU bid $7,500 on the dome tour, which was far and away the most money raised for a non-profit in the years that Foxx has been arranging these tours to help worthy organizations.

Foxx was so overwhelmed by Premier’s generosity, she also arranged a tour of the Washington Monument and the White House! As an added bonus, she also allowed us to sit in the gallery of the US House while the Auto Bailout Bill was being debated last week. Foxx even spoke on the House Floor during our time in the gallery!

I think all of us were blown away by Foxx’s generosity, not only in arranging these special tours, but in spending time with us after the House debate concluded. Foxx took us to some parts of the Capitol that are rarely seen by the general public, including the Lindy Boggs Congressional Women’s Reading Room, which originally served as the House Speaker’s private chambers when the Capitol was first built.

The Rotunda Tour was really something else – we climbed up hundreds of steps, and got some really good views of the Apotheosis of George Washington. The videos here do not convey how stunning the scenery truly was. The video above shows the raw footage of the Rotunda Tour, and the below video gives a bit of a history lesson behind the construction of the dome.

Enjoy! And thanks to the folks at Premier (and Congresswoman Foxx!) for allowing me to share this experience!


The Annual Premier Federal Credit Union Hot Dog Sale: A Tasty Example of People Helping People

For the last few summers, the staff at Premier Federal Credit Union has set aside a day to put together a Hot Dog Sale outside their Greensboro headquarters on Yanceyville Street. This event is not only fun, but also quite the bargain – you can get two yummy made-to-order hot dogs, chips, homemade dessert and a drink for five bucks.    

So I grabbed the video camera Friday and zipped over to this year’s sale. Despite my resolve this year to make healthier food choices, my mom always told me when you go visit someone, Southern etiquette dictates that you have at least a little of everything on the table.

Three hot dogs (made all-the-way), a bag of chips, drink and two chocolate cookies later … Mission Accomplished, Mom! 🙂

Seriously though, the staff at Premier works hard to get donated food from area businesses, make homemade desserts and set up to serve on the day of the Hot Dog Sale.

It’s all for charity – this year the Victory Junction Gang Camp gets the proceeds. In the years they’ve been doing this, thousands of dollars have been raised for charities near and dear to the staff’s hearts. Good going folks – thanks for yet another wonderful (and yummy!) example of people helping people in action!