destination wedding - Amanda Santos

How Much Does a Destination Wedding Cost?

The first thing that comes to mind when people hear “destination wedding” is usually the word “expensive.” You see pictures online of the beautiful beaches, rolling hills or grand castles and think about how much money you’d have to pay just to have that wedding at your dream destination. But just how much does a destination wedding cost? The truth …

Life at Pelican | Getting Married

It’s true what they say—the Pelican State Credit Union culture reminds everyone of one big, happy family. When someone’s life changes at Pelican, everyone in the company becomes a part of it. I recently got married, and I couldn’t imagine any other company treating my marriage the same way my Pelican family did. Every summer, I take at least one …

4 Creative Fundraisers You Need to Try

4 Creative Fundraising Ideas You Need to Try

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing fun about bringing a bag of clothes to a thrift store and dropping it off. There’s no grand event. There’s just you reluctantly parting with clothes that you love but never seem to have a reason to wear. It’s like a fashion funeral—you’re not smiling as you toss a majority of your wardrobe into a …

Denham Springs Free Kids Bike Race Recap

“You cannot let him ride that bike in public,” said my husband Wes. Our 3-year-old son had hit a growth spurt and suddenly looked like a clown on his tiny red tricycle. After enduring a heavy guilt trip, I gave my blessing for Wes to take Parker to Academy Sports to buy a new bike at 8 pm (bedtime) the …

Pelican Member Moment: Reginald Ducote

Meet Reginald Ducote, an 8-year member of the Pelican financial family and retired teamster. You might remember Reginald from our What’s Your Story video, where he shared his story about financing his truck. Reginald also has another story to tell; this one is about his daughter Hannah. Reginald understood the importance of saving money for his daughter’s future, so he …