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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summertime Fun with Guest Blogger Joy Gillenkirk

Summer is in full swing so we asked a few of these team members to share with us their summer plans and what they are looking forward to most this summer. Joy Gillenkirk, an Equity Processor at Community Financial, weighed in about her family’s personal favorites and is today’s guest blogger.

Summertime Trips 
For a small getaway, we like to go to Kalahari at least once a year. We have been to both the one in Sandusky, Ohio and the one in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is the waterpark capital so you will usually find better deals for the Wisconsin property. Either way, if one is looking to snag a deal, Kalahari posts deals on their website AND they have Beat the Clock specials every Tuesday. Visit their website here:

Books and Movies 
A good way to keep kids busy is with books. I go to our local library for books, and for movies, as the rentals are free. For newer releases, you can hold on to the movie for three days. For older movies, you usually have a week. Sometimes the newer releases come out at least a week or two before Redbox. Emagine Theatres also has a Summer Reading Program for children ages 11 and under. Children must read three books to qualify for a free snack pack which includes popcorn and a drink (even Slurpees). This is valid at ALL Emagine theatres and there is no limit to how many times a child can redeem this offer. The program started on June 13th and ends on August 30th. My kids have already earned a free movie this summer and they are hoping to read their way to a couple more!

Free Bowling 
Another thing that can keep kids busy is bowling. We are enrolled in My kids receive two free games of bowling every day all summer long. While program days and times vary per bowling center, it’s a fun free activity… especially on rainy or hot summer days.

For more fun ideas, you can visit our past blog “Summertime Activities for Children.”

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