Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13, 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. The demonstrations will be held at 4 and 5 p.m. outside the Centre Ice Rink.
More than 6,000 people are expected to attend the 83rd annual meeting of the member-owned cooperative. Dinner and the community fair begin at 3 p.m. in the Centre Ice Rink, and the business meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Dover Building.
According to Andrew, “This is one of the most exciting days of the year for co-op employees. We love getting the chance to meet with thousands of our neighbors who we are proud to serve. We also enjoy updating members on the progress DEC has made over the last year.”
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 100,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex counties. For more information, go to www.delaware.coop.