Community event allows members to connect with REC
Over 500 people attended REC's "Get Connected" night at the Clarke County Fairgrounds on April 19. REC hosted the event to provide its members an opportunity to interact with their Cooperative. The member-focused night featured free entertainment, family activities and food.
"Get Connected allows us to get to know our members, and our members to get to know their Cooperative, all through a fun and informative event right in their community," said Robbie Beard, REC's western region manager. "This is a great way for our members to learn more about REC and to meet our employees who work every day to serve them, whether working on the lines or helping with a bill."
REC employees provided information about electrical safety, energy efficiency, understanding energy use, vegetation management, and REC's charitable program - Operation Round Up. Members visited numerous interactive booths, which included several local community programs and a children's area with a moon bounce, face painting and a balloon animal station. A popular feature was seeing up close the tools and equipment used to work on power lines, from insulated rubber gloves to off-road vehicles for accessing remote lines. Many of REC's youngest members enjoyed the opportunity to climb into the cab of one of REC's bright yellow trucks.