Community News

United Way Reading Days Picture

REC Employees Read to Students

April - Rappahannock United Way recently held a drive to collect books to donate to Head Start pre-school students at elementary schools. In conjunction with delivering the books, they coordinated volunteers to read to the students, help them with a coloring activity and provide them with a book to take home. REC employees read to Head Start students at Madison and Lewis and Clark Elementary Schools in Caroline County.


Run for Education PictureREC Helps with Race
to Raise Funds for Education

April - The 2nd annual 5K Run for Education was held at the Dominion Raceway in Thornburg. REC employees welcomed participants and handled the registration. Nearly 200 runners/walkers participated in the Spotsylvania Education Foundation fundraiser, which raises money for student, teacher and community programs in Spotsylvania.


AP Hill Earth Day Photo from 2018REC Celebrates Earth Day
with Students at Fort A.P. Hill

April - More than 1,800 students traveled to Fort A.P. Hill to participate in the base’s annual Earth Day celebration. The students from Caroline, Spotsylvania, Essex and King George counties learned about environmental topics. REC showcased its electric vehicle and coordinated a leaf identification activity.


Touch a Truck photoTouch-a-Truck Events
Draw a Crowd

April - REC recently participated in three Touch-a-Truck events. Employees attended the ARC of Northern Shenandoah, which benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Other touch-a-truck events were held at Culpeper Baptist Church and at the Apple Blossom Fire Truck Rodeo Touch-a-Truck.

GE Safety Day Picture REC Shares Energy-Efficiency
Tips, Information with Members

April - REC employees joined other local businesses at the GE Health and Safety Day. They shared energy efficiency tips using the light comparison and insulation displays.





2018 Trevilians Elementary School Career Day in Louisa CountyREC Visits with Students
in Louisa County

March - REC employees visited with students at Trevilians Elementary School in Louisa County for their career day. REC's yellow bucket truck was once again a big hit with the students as they learned about REC linemen and how they work their jobs. The students were even able to climb in and out of the bucket and try on some gear.


Caroline High School Career Day - 2018Caroline High Students
Try Out Linemen Gear

March - REC employees visited with students at Caroline County High School for their Career Day. The students had a lot of fun learning about REC and linemen and even got to try out some linemen gear and tools.



Rappahannock Intermediate SchoolBucket Truck is a Hit
with Rappahannock students

March - Also on March 29, REC was represented by Patrick Ambrose (BG) at the Rappahannock Intermediate School career day. Patrick had his bucket truck on-hand and the students had an amazing experience learning about Patrick’s job as a lineman. The REC bucket truck was also a big hit as the students explored the truck and tried out some of the lineman gear.


2018 Culepper Home and Garden ShowREC Participates in Culpeper
Home and Garden Expo

March - Cooperative employees were excited to visit with members at the 2018 Culpeper Home and Garden Expo. The show, held annually at the Germanna Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, gave visitors from the surrounding area the opportunity to meet with businesses specializing in various products and services related to homes.


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!


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For additional information about community programs contact:

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

• Lindsey Edwards, REC's public relations specialist
1-800-552-3904 ext. 5899

• Terri Bevers, REC's member engagement specialist
1-800-552-3904 ext. 5912

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