It seems like just yesterday but 50 years ago Family First opened for business in the home of Penfield teacher Dick Denison. The Penfield Central Federal Credit Union (as it was known then) was charted to serve those who worked at the Penfield Central School District. A lot has happened in the last 50 years, and we're proud to say we still serve the community with that same spirit as our founders did.
During 2019 we're going to be having events and product specials to celebrate this milestone and we hope you'll be able to take part.
We thought it might be interesting to look back at what life was like in 1969 when the credit union opened. Here' are some fun facts to think about:
- Gas was $0.33 a gallon
- The average new car cost $2,000
- Minimum wage was $1.60
- A loaf of bread was $0.23
- A postage stamp was $0.06
- A dozen eggs cost $0.62
These things happened in February 1969 (stay tuned - we'll update this monthly)
- Actor Boris Karloff (best known as playing Frankenstein, and the narrator of the How the Grinch Stole Christmas) passes away at 81 on Feb 2.
- The Allende meteorite explodes over Mexico, showering the area with over 4,400 lbs of stone.
- The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet was flown for the first time.
- "Friends" actress Jennifer Aniston was born
- The American Mariner 6 space probe was launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Its goal was to study the atmosphere and surface of Mars.
- "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye and "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells was on the radio, while on TV, "This is Tom Jones" debuted on ABC.