Not long ago, Whitefish Credit Union donated a pair of winter moccasins they had displayed in their Polson branch lobby for many years, along with some items loaned by Bud and Laurel Cheff, long time Credit Union Members. The old moccasins were for every-day use, worn and repaired, hinting at the story of a person’s life in the footsteps they represented. The interaction between Bud and Lizzie Kozar of Whitefish Credit Union led to another story, in Bud and Laurel and the museum they founded being featured in a video series sponsored by Whitefish Credit Union called “Member Stories.”
The video project was produced by Lizzie Kozar and videographer Brandon Gray of Graybeard Films. This was such a fun project and a bit of an adventure, involving the swamp I played in as a child, the bear wallow Bud tells stories about, grizzly sightings, and Laurel in her home element with her paints. Lizzie and Brandon put everyone at ease instantly with their warmth and curiosity. When completed, this project will be available on the Whitefish Credit Union Website www.WhitefishCU.com and our website. Watch for more updates on the video story this fall.