Community News

Year in Review2017: REC's Year in Review

Over the past year, REC has participated in nearly 300 community events. Whether at a farmer's market, county fair, school event, or a parade, REC has traveled across the service territory to meet members in person and provide safety and energy-efficiency tips. See More ...

Middletown Christmas ParadeREC Spreads Holiday Cheer
in Middletown Parade

December - Cooperative Employees were excited to join the Town of Middletown's annual Christmas Parade.

They had a great time walking among the many cheerful entries and visiting with members along the parade route.


Orange County VA Christmas Parade PhotoIn Orange County, REC Proudly
Participates in Christmas Parade

December - REC employees decorated one of the Cooperative's iconic yellow trucks for the annual Christmas Parade in Orange.

Even Frosty came along for the ride!


Greene County parade photoCooperative is All Smiles
at Greene County Parade

December - REC always has a blast at the annual Christmas Parade in Greene County.

This year was no different, as Cooperative employees joined in the holiday spirit and celebrated with members.


Frog Level Parade imageREC's Drives Electric
Vehicle in Frog Level Parade

December - Cooperative employees drove REC's new electric vehicle in this year's Frog Level Fire Department Fall Festival and Parade in Caroline County.

A good time was had by all!


Front Royal Halloween EventsIn Front Royal, REC
Gets into Holiday Spirit

October - Blue Ridge employees really got into the Halloween spirit for Front Royal’s Main Street trick-or-treat night! They wore fun costumes, handed out candy to the kids and greeted visitors to the event.




Madison Halloween EventIn Madison, REC Joins
in Halloween Fun

October - Madison County High School was the place to be on Halloween night! Booths and trucks from area businesses covered the parking lot creating a safe environment for the trick-or-treaters. Over 1,000 people attended! REC employees dressed up and and handed out candy.



Day of ActionREC Employees Volunteer
to Help Caroline Resident

October - Several employees from REC's Bowling Green office took part in Rappahannock United Way's annual Day of Action in Caroline County. They worked with Caroline Habitat for Humanity to build a ramp for a homeowner in Caroline County who would not been able to do so otherwise.




Bowling Green Trunk or TreatCo-op Participates in Bowling Green
Trunk or Treat Event for Area Kids

October - REC employees passed out candy at Bowling Green Elementary School’s annual Trunk or Treat event. Students in costume from the school and their parents visited with local businesses to show off their costumes and pick up some free candy! Thank you to Stuart and Ashley for helping to provide a safe, family-oriented trick-or-treat event.


Liberty High football gameAt Liberty High, REC Turns Out
for Friday Night Lights

October - REC had a strong presence flying the flag high from a bucket truck for everyone to see as they arrived for a recent Liberty High School Friday night football game. Each year they host a Community Appreciation Night before a home game and this year it was the service industry’s turn. REC employees greeted the fans and handed out REC logoed seat cushions.


Wow Career Expo in WinchesterIn Winchester, REC Speaks with
Students at WoW! Career Expo

October - REC employees participated in the Worlds of Work (WoW!) Expo in Winchester. The expo is a career exploration event managed by Lord Fairfax Community College Career Pathways Consortium in partnership with several local economic development authorities. WoW! hosts nearly 3,000 seventh-grade students from the region.



Samuels Public Library Safety DemoCo-op Shares Safety information
with Students in Front Royal

October - REC employees visited Samuels Public Library in Front Royal to provide an electric safety demonstration to an after-school group. The library requested the demo as part of an on-going series of safety lessons for elementary-age children.



Bowling Green Harvest FestivalREC Visits with Members
at Festival in Bowling Green

October - The Town of Bowling Green held its annual Harvest Festival, and REC was in attendance with its new Green Together electric vehicle. The event is always well attended, and this year's festival was no different. Hundreds of visitors from Bowling Green, Caroline and other surrounding areas stopped by to speak with REC employees.

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For additional information about community programs contact:

• Brian Wolfe, REC's public relations specialist
1-800-552-3904 ext. 5914

• Justin Cruise, REC's public relations specialist
1-800-552-3904 ext. 5905

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