LAFCU is celebrating its 80th birthday in a big way.The $630 million asset credit union has transformed a series of six-foot letters representing its name into a community art project.“The artists took it to another level of community involvement and engagement,” says Kelli Ellsworth-Etchison, senior vice president of marketing at the Lansing, Mich.-based credit union. “We’re saying, ‘These are your letters. This is you. You built LAFCU.’”Artists from around Michigan submitted designs. The credit union selected five artists to each paint one of the letters, which are made out of a dense Styrofoam-type material. Themes depicted on the letters range from a photo shoot of LAFCU’s mascot, LAFF-E the Cow, to a representation of the two sides of Lansing—the state Capitol and the community.LAFCU unveiled the completed letters this summer during a jazz and blues concert in downtown Lansing. continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHot Cross Buns QLD01:24Whether you like your hot cross buns traditional, crammed with chocolate chips, or something a little different, one thing is for sure, the warm Easter treat is always a good idea. Take a look at our list of all the best hot cross buns around Queensland, that you need to try before the Easter bunny arrives.1. Jocelyn’s ProvisionsThe cafe is located in Fortitude Valley. Picture: Jocelyn’s Provisions/FacebookThis pretty little cafe in Fortitude Valley loves Easter baking. “Our bakers have been testing, mixing and baking to ensure our hot cross buns are as delicious as ever”, their Facebook page says.Their traditional-style buns are made with plump fruit, candied peel and are brushed with a sweet sticky glaze.Their customers describe the buns as dense, warm and fresh.The cafe sells great hot cross buns and an array of Easter treats. Picture: Jocelyn’s Provisions/FacebookThe cafe also sells baked Easter egg-shaped treats, cakes and extravagant Easter eggs filled with chocolate mendiants (a traditional French confection).2. Chester St BakeryThe bakery does traditional hot cross buns, along with other outstanding Easter treats. Picture: Chester Street BakeryKnown for their elaborately sweet and colourful deserts and incredible cakes, Chester St Bakery also does traditional hot cross buns. Unlike a traditional bakery, this store in Newstead is one of Brisbane’s best late night dessert bars – so if you’re feeling like the Easter treat later at night, this may be the place to try.3. Flour & ChocolateThe bakery is located in Morningside. Picture: Flour & ChocolateThis bakery is a favourite in Brisbane for its unique pastries and breads.Their hot cross buns are baked with 100% organic flour and according to the Visit Brisbane website, “are filled with raisins, sultanas, cranberries, apricots, figs, glace cherries, glace peel and topped with a traditional iced cross.”The bakery often announces its specials via Facebook, so keep an eye out for any unique flavours they may bake in the lead up to Easter. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago4. Couverture & CoThis is a great Easter hot-cross bun alternative for sweet-tooths. Picture: Couverture and Co/FacebookIf you’re torn between buying a hot cross bun or Easter chocolate, Couvertue & Co in Red Hill makes the perfect hybrid of the two. Their ‘hot cross truffle’ is made from milk or dark chocolate, filled with a chocolate ganache plus all the best bits of a hot cross bun – raisins, cinnamon and spices.5. BrewbakersBrewbakers’ buns are some of the best. Picture: Brewbakers/FacebookBrewbakers is an artisan bakery in Alibon, Brisbane.Baking fresh goods every day from hot croissants, sourdough and rolls for lunch, this bakery has got a reputation for being worthy to drive across town for.They’re also baking hot cross buns all holiday season, which customers say are some of the best you’ll ever taste.