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Two LAFCU mortgage holders win travel vouchers

Courtesy Photo LAFCU-Mortgage voucher winner.— LAFCU member Dave Cooper, third from left, receives a travel voucher from LAFCU he won in a contest for those who closed on a mortgage in 2021. Also pictured, from left, are LAFCU’s Shelia Scott, Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, Alyssa Troub, Rob Boomershine, and Jason Smith.

LANSING, Mich. — Closing on a LAFCU mortgage was lucky for Dave and Shay Cooper, of Stanton, and Octavia Zurhorst, of Grand Ledge, in more than the traditional way.

In addition to securing the loan itself, the holders of each mortgage won a $1,200 travel voucher through a contest by the Michigan credit union. Anyone who closed on a LAFCU mortgage in 2021 was eligible to win.

“We ran the contest to call attention to the benefits of a LAFCU mortgage loan and of being a LAFCU member,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer and chief diversity officer. “As a credit union, LAFCU is a not-for-profit cooperative, owned by our members. They directly benefit from that ownership through lower interest rates on loans and credit cards, higher rates of return on deposits and reduced fees.”


Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves 72,000 members and holds over $950 million in assets. It was named a Best Credit Union to Work For in 2020. LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, call 800.748.0228 or visit

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