Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 9th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Members will be treated to a free chicken dinner, have a chance to visit with various community organizations and hear an update on the state of the Cooperative from President and CEO Bill Andrew. Included again this year is a utility demonstration, where Co-op crews will show members how they restore power and rescue those who are injured without the help of a bucket truck.
More than six thousand DEC people are expected to attend the 80th annual meeting of the member-owned Cooperative. Dinner and the community fair begin at 3 p.m. at the Centre Ice Rink and the business meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Dover Building. A special presentation for members considering the installation or lease of a solar energy system will also be held in the Dover Building at 5 p.m.
According to Bill Andrew, “For eight decades, our annual meeting has provided Co-op members with the opportunity to connect with the employees who keep their lights on. We look forward to this event every year. It provides members with important information about their member-owned utility and gives DEC the chance to hear from those we serve.”
Members will be treated to live music from Junior Wilson and the Jones Boys, musicians who have thrilled the audiences at Co-op meetings for several years. Members of Delaware Electric Cooperative are also encouraged to bring their family members to enjoy the music and food.
“We want to visit with as many of our members as possible at the annual meeting. There is a lot to see and the food and entertainment are great. People can connect with their Cooperative and their community,” said Andrew.
The Co-op’s Annual Meeting is the largest private gathering in southern Delaware.
Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving more than 91,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex County, Delaware. For more information, visit us on the web at www.delaware.coop or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.