Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. During the meeting, members will be treated to a free chicken dinner, have a chance to visit with various community organizations, vote in board elections and hear an update on the state of the cooperative from President and CEO Bill Andrew.
More than 5,000 DEC members are expected to attend the 77th 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.
“This is an event we look forward to every summer. Our annual meeting allows co-op employees to connect with members and talk to them about what’s happening in the energy world. Plus, members look forward to the free chicken dinner all year long,” said Andrew.
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, the food and entertainment are great, and we’ll have plenty of free goodies for members. People can connect with their cooperative and their community,” said Andrew.
Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving 85,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex counties. For more information visit www.delaware.coop or www.beatthepeak.coop or follow on Twitter and Facebook.