State winner in Piggy Bank Pageant ...

Joann Kuster, author of the Money Godmother Blog and Chairperson for Iowa’s Money Smart Week events, has announced that a Waukon third grade student has been chosen as a state winner for the Money Smart Week Piggy Bank Pageant. Tihanna Brown participated in the piggy bank decorating contest that Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank hosted at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon during Money Smart Week earlier this spring. She decorated her piggy bank with some colorful feathers and a pompom nose. Pictured in the photo at left above, left to right, Tihanna Brown was presented a certificate and a check for $100 from the Iowa Jumpstart Coalition by Kerndt Brothers Bank Business Banker Assistant Angela Carlson for being a statewide winner. Picturd at right above is Brown’s decorated piggy bank that was selected as a statewide winner. Money Smart Week is an annual event held in April each year to teach children the importance of saving. Submitted photos.

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