FCS Extension is celebrating Kentucky Save$ Week this week, February 23-28, 2015.  Winners of the youth piggy bank design contest will be recognized today at the Kentucky CapitolThe University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating Kentucky Save$ Week this week, February 23-28, 2015.  This statewide campaign encourages individuals and families to save money and build personal wealth and is part of the America Save$ program. 

The celebration once again features recognition of the winners of a statewide youth piggy bank design contest.  The contest provides a creative way for youth to learn the importance of saving money and reducing debt. Eleven winners representing the seven Extension districts have been selected from hundreds of creative piggy bank design entries.  Those winning piggy banks are on display in the Kentucky Capitol near the Rotunda and will remain on display through the end of February.

Today, February 26, a special ceremony will be held in the Capitol Rotunda to recognize the youth winners from across the state.  Winners include:

    • Grace Adams, 5th grade, Henry County
    • Jessica Conn, 12th grade, Fleming County
    • Tanner Deaton, 5th grade, Lee County
    • Andrew Dunning, 4th grade, Marshall County
    • Madelyn Frogge, 3rd grade, Wayne County
    • Madison Genslinger, 6th grade, Kenton County
    • Mary Grace Hemingway, 7th grade, Daviess County
    • Destiny Hewitt, 11th grade, Allen County
    • Montana Lacy, 12th grade, Wolfe County
    • Alex McCoy, 5th grade, Pike County
    • Marshall Ross, 1st grade, Livingston County

Kentucky Save$ provides resources for you to learn how to improve your savings strategies. Access a variety of publications and resources online at www.kentuckysaves.org.  The website also offers an opportunity to make your pledge to increase savings, reduce debt and build wealth over time.  When you make your pledge, you can sign up for text message reminders to help your meet your goals. Visit the website today to learn more.

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