Free Hot Dog Day!

It’s Free Hot Dog day, Friday June 29th, in celebration of Independence day which will be held July 4th.

CSE is celebrating the American Dream the whole month of July, so what better way than to decorate the lobbies and give away Free Hot Dogs to kick-off the 4th of July.

Come celebrate with us.  Announcements will be going out on Facebook so Like & Share with your friends and family.

Each branch will be taking on their lobby activities to include festive decorating which can be left up all month long, and food prep.

We have special caps in ready for new accounts during the month of July – sporting an American theme along with hand flags to give out to members.

We’ll ask each branch to share pictures of the day and throughout the month so we can post them on FB.

Be sure to get with your Supervisor and Branch Manager if you want to help during the day.  We do realize it is end of month and the facilities will be bustling but we’re sure everyone can participate in one way or another.

Staff will be included in this provision as well – so eat in.  Enjoy and have fun.  Celebrate being part of a great credit union where we strive to help everyone reach their dream.  This is a casual Friday, staff will be allowed to wear red/white/blue patriotic themed shirts, as long as it adheres to dress code policy.  Any questions regarding this statement please contact, HR.



It’s no stretch to say they’re more American than apple pie because they link us all together

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Despite roots that go back to the wursts and sausages of Europe, hot dogs are an American phenomenon. Indeed, a Coney Island vendor named Charles Feltman is generally credited with being the first visionary to fork a warm sausage into a split roll and offer it with the condiment of choice.

That said, hot dog history, warns author Donald Dale Jackson, is a compendium of myths, guesswork and public relations inundating a scanty dossier of facts. Look at the origin of the name “hot dog,” for instance. The product was originally called “dachshund sausage” for its resemblance to the low-slung German dog. One story has it that a newspaper cartoonist drew a picture of barking dachshunds between buns and labeled them “hot dogs” because he couldn’t spell “dachshund.” Trouble is, no one has ever found the cartoon. The earliest known mention appeared in a story in the Yale Record of 1895 in which students “contentedly munched hot dogs.”

Whatever they were called, they had become patriotic fare by the 1920s. “They were Americanized through their association with public events,” says scholar Bruce Kraig. “People ate them at baseball games, horse races, fairs and circuses.” Today, America is hot dog headquarters, with rival hotbeds in New York and Chicago. One New Yorker declares, “In Chicago, they put an entire salad over the hot dog because they’re embarrassed at the way it tastes.” But a guide to Chicago fast-food bad-mouths the New York dog as “a little limp wiener drowning in gloppy stewed onions and sauerkraut.”

Regional differences aside, the hot dog is a favorite of folks from all walks of life. And if a free spirit called “Uncle Frank” Webster has his way, the thousands of hot dog artifacts he has collected will become part of a hot dog hall of fame, with a museum, gallery and gift shop. And if that fails? “I’ll give it to the Smithsonian,” he muses.

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