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Video contest for coin savers

TD bank coin-counting machine in Farmingdale. (Feb. 3,

TD bank coin-counting machine in Farmingdale. (Feb. 3, 2010) Credit: Newsday

“What are you going to do with the money you’re saving?”
That was a question put to 6- to 12-year-olds earlier in the summer at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
With parental permission, the kids’ comments were recorded, and the young people are now entered in a video contest being run by TD Bank to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Penny Arcade coin-counting machines, which last year processed more than 31 billion coins, half of them pennies.
Among the young savers’ responses:
-- Give to charity, help my family and animals.
-- Give a house to my parents.
-- Help birds in the oil spill.
-- Saving for an ultimate food drive for people in Haiti.
-- Buy a trampoline.
The public has until Sept. 30 to choose winners from 10 regions, Long Island included. Each regional winner will receive $100 bank gift card, and bank officials will then choose a grand-prize winner of a $5,000 scholarship.
Hit this link for the Eisenhower Park entrants.

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