LAFCU’s Christmas Special helps young families celebrate safely Dec. 7

    Through its ongoing Listen & Learn Program, the Michigan credit union LAFCU is partnering with a reindeer farm to connect with young families during the holidays and help them celebrate safely while providing a fun, new option for kids up to age 12 to learn, listen, read and interact.

    LAFCU and Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm, Clare, will present a live, virtual event that celebrates the magic of Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

    The free, family-friendly “Christmas Special” includes:
    • a special storytime with Santa
    • a peek inside the farm to learn fun facts about reindeer
    • a visit to Santa’s workshop to see how candy canes are made

    “The Christmas Special merges the magic of the season with the magic of reading,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer and chief diversity officer. “It’s a winning combination to engage kids in learning. Thank you, Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm, for opening your doors to our Listen & Learn audience.”

    Farm owner Dave Aldrich said, “Santa and his reindeer are delighted to share some behind-the-scenes secrets at our farm and Santa’s Workshop for this wonderful family event.”

    To register, visit Registrants will receive a weblink to stream the event live, no software required.
    Committed to help communities it serves to thrive, LAFCU created the Listen & Learn Program in response to the pandemic.
    In addition to live events, readings of children’s books are available by phone, 517.622.6789, and YouTube, Volunteer readers can sign up at

    LAFCU, chartered in 1936, 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 more than 69,000 members and holds nearly $938 million in assets. It was named a Best Credit Union to Work For in 2020.