Community News

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.


Festival of LeavesFestival of Leaves Attendees
Learn about Cooperative

October - REC took part in the annual Shenandoah Valley Festival of Leaves in Front Royal. The festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. REC employees spoke with many of those visitors and provided them information about their electric cooperative. The festival is a fundraiser for the Warren Heritage Society, which has held the Festival of Leaves since 1971.

Energy Saving Trees ProgramREC Distributes
Energy-Saving Trees

October - REC's Energy Saving Trees program was a huge success as nearly 200 members in Essex, King William, King and Queen and Caroline counties were educated about planting trees. REC partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide up to 200 trees for free using an online process that gives members information on where to plant the tree to save energy on their home's energy bill.


Community DayREC Participates
in Community Day

September - REC employees participated in a Community Day sponsored by local churches at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. They presented REC's electric safety demo and also provided other tips and information about REC. Various community organizations came together to provide a fun, interactive day of games and information.



Day of ActionREC Teams Up with United Way
to Help Homeless Families

September - Several employees from the Fredericksburg office took part in Rappahannock United Way's annual Day of Action. They assisted Loisann's Hope House, an organization that assists homeless families in Fredericksburg and the counties of Spotsylvania, Caroline, Stafford and King George.


Day of CaringCulpeper Employees Volunteer
for Day of Caring Project

September - REC employees arrived with chain saws and tools in hand at the Orange County Boys & Girls Club ready to work in the woods behind the facility. The project was part of the United Way's Day of Caring. By the end of the day, the beautiful trails were cleaned up and safe for the children to use again.


Orange Street Festival 2017At Orange Street Festival,
REC Trailer Draws a Crowd

September - Cooperative employees brought REC's new trailer to the Orange Street Festival, where REC employees greeted a steady flow of members. REC employees brought a prize wheel and shared information about safety, energy efficiency and outage information.



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1-800-552-3904 ext. 5914

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1-800-552-3904 ext. 5905

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