Freedom Federal Credit Union SVP of Marketing, Carmen Mirabile, and Contest Facilitator, Ashira Quabili, present the grand prize check to #SummerofFreedomFCU contest winner, Brooke Wagoner, and her family.

Freedom Federal Credit Union recently concluded their third annual #SummerofFreedomFCU photo contest.  Brooke Wagoner, an Edgewood mother of two, won the grand prize of $1,000 with a photo featuring her baby boy, Davie, donning Freedom sunglasses. The six-week social media contest called for Harford and Baltimore County participants to post photos of their summer adventures while showcasing Freedom Federal Credit Union’s branded blue and yellow sunglasses. The free sunglasses were available throughout the summer at all six branches throughout Harford and Baltimore County.  Each week, the public was invited to vote for their favorite entry on Freedom’s Facebook page. 

The social media photo contest came to an exciting conclusion when Ms. Wagoner took a narrow lead over her competition. When the voting period ended, her winning photo, titled “Apparently, I’m Messy” won with just an 89-vote margin. A $1,000 check from Freedom Federal Credit Union was presented to Ms. Wagoner and her family following the win.   

Ms. Wagoner was born, raised, and continues to reside in the Edgewood area with her husband, Dave Senior, and their children, Danni and Davie.  Ms. Wagoner, who works in the financial services field, submitted a photo featuring Baby Davie at the pool sporting an adorable outfit and his Freedom shades. After winning an Amazon gift card in the weekly contest, the entry was featured as a finalist during the competition’s 24-hour grand prize voting period that was held live on Freedom’s Facebook page.

“Apparently, I’m Messy” By Brooke Wagoner won the #SummerofFreedomFCU social media photo contest presented by Freedom Federal Credit Union.

Ms. Wagoner plans to share the win with her family, opening up a savings certificate for her baby boy, and using the rest towards a family vacation in the Outer Banks.

“It was so stressful, but fun. I definitely want to do it again next year,” stated Ms. Wagoner. “Next time I want to get more creative with my entries, really stage them and plan them out”.

The #SummerofFreedomFCU contest has solicited hundreds of contest submissions and has featured locations in and around Harford and Baltimore County and as far as Paris, France and Rome, Italy.

Ms. Wagoner wished to especially thank her sister, Nicole Parker, who joined her for the check presentation and the entire pool league at Wargo’s Restaurant & Tavern in Forest Hill for their support in getting votes.

Inspired by the Credit Union Movement’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” Freedom Federal Credit Union is following up with year five of their volunteerism-themed photo contest for the holidays, the #FreedomToHelpChallenge

The social challenge will commence November 4th and features a $1,000 charitable award to a local non-profit organization. Follow Freedom’s Facebook page at or follow their Instagram or Twitter handle @FreedomFedCU.

About Freedom Federal Credit Union

Freedom Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered federal credit union offering consumer financial services to those who live, work, volunteer, worship, attend school, or have family in Harford or Baltimore County.   Additionally, Freedom offers a full-line of banking services for all businesses, associations, and other organizations that are based in Harford and Baltimore County.   Freedom has been in business since 1953 and has six locations.  To learn more, visit

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