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Valley REC awards 25 $1,000 scholarships to local students for 2014

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 25 $1,000 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in post-secondary institutions.

The co-op’s Brighter Future Scholarship Program was established in 2010 to assist eligible students who are cooperative members or their dependents. Selection criteria include academic achievement, financial need and community activities.

Lineworker Appreciation Day - June 22, 2014

Lineworker Appreciation Day - June 22, 2014. Black and blue silhouette of two lineworkers on a utility pole superimposed on an orange background.Electric cooperatives applaud efforts by state Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion) and all co-sponsors in creating “Lineworker Appreciation Day” in Pennsylvania.

Valley REC employees discuss co-op careers at Fannett-Metal High School

Photos by Doug Roles. Click photos for larger versions.

Valley REC members elect three incumbents at annual meeting

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – The 284 voting members in attendance at Valley Rural Electric Cooperative’s 75th anniversary annual meeting Friday, April 11 reelected three incumbent directors to represent the utility’s nearly 22,000 consumers.

Valley REC to hold third annual golf tournament June 5

For the third year in a row, Valley Rural Electric Cooperative will host a benefit golf tournament. This year’s event will be held Thursday, June 5 (rain or shine) at the Iron Masters Country Club, 174 Cross Cove Road, Roaring Spring, PA. The outing will benefit two-year-old Brielle Harmon, who is fighting Leigh Syndrome. The toddler is the daughter of Matt and April Harmon.

Scholarship applications available

Corporate office closing Fridays

Effective Monday, February 3, 2014, the corporate office of Valley Rural Electric Cooperative will no longer be open Fridays. Its hours will now match those of the district offices, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2014 annual meeting scheduled

7 p.m. Friday, April 11
Mount Union Area High School
706 N. Shaver Street
Mount Union, PA

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative operates according to democratic principles. Unlike private power companies, cooperatives are owned by their consumers, who choose representatives to run their business.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, Valley REC members will have the opportunity to use their voices and vote when Valley Rural Electric holds its annual meeting. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mount Union Area High School.

Co-op employees support Toys for Tots campaign

Valley REC employees participated in the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign, contributing puzzle books, toys and even a stuffed Teddy bear. Organizers of the co-op’s Huntingdon Christmas Parade float also donated the float’s $200 first prize to the children’s charity.

Co-op wins first place for Christmas float

Photos by Eric Henchey, Denise Lansberry, and Alicia Stoner. Click photos for larger versions.

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