Each year on the second Friday of October, Indiana’s electric cooperatives collectively participate in Community Day.
This year, October 13 was no exception as cooperatives across the state met various needs within their service area. Some cooperatives held their projects on a different date, but all in all 15 of Hoosier Energy’s member cooperatives showed their concern for community in the following ways:
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY REMC: Held a drive-thru member appreciation day and food drive with a $5 Chick-Fil-A gift card per car rider, fresh kettle corn and a surge protector with USB per vehicle bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to local food banks.
CLARK COUNTY REMC: Made repairs and did cleanup at Clark State Forest.
DAVIESS-MARTIN REMC: Employees spent their morning at the New Beginnings Church in Loogootee, making over 370 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in lunch bags to be delivered to kids in need as a part of the Saturday lunch program.
DECATUR COUNTY REMC: Employees volunteered for the Decatur County Parks Department, trimming and cleaning the Charles Buell Trails as well as completing a variety of projects at the Greensburg/Decatur County Animal Shelter.
HARRISON REMC: Participated in the Harrison County Repair Affair Event Day as over 20 homes were repaired in the community.
HENRY COUNTY REMC: Hung Christmas lights at the county courthouse, decorated trees at the Arts Park and hung lights at the library in New Castle.
JACKSON COUNTY REMC: Ran electric lines as well as sanding and staining picnic tables at Pershing Township Shelter House.
JCREMC: Performed fall cleanup around the Indiana FFA Leadership Center and gave shelter houses a fresh coat of paint at Johnson County Parks.
ORANGE COUNTY REMC: Hosted a Member Appreciation Day community lunch with door prizes.
RUSHSHELBY ENERGY: Volunteered at the Walnut Ridge and Riverside Cemeteries in Carthage, clearing fence rows, pulling weeds, resetting headstones and cutting trees.
SCI REMC: Spent two days volunteering at Peden Farms as well as collecting donations of toiletries for local non-profits like the Desert Rose Foundation Inc., City Church Healing Hands Outreach Center and WellSpring that support families, women and children facing homelessness, poverty and abuse.
SEI REMC: Volunteered at Versailles State Park, clearing trails, brush, overgrowth and anything else along the way.
SOUTHERN INDIANA POWER: Replaced poles at Fulda Community Center and Fulda Ballpark.
WHITEWATER VALLEY REMC: Worked at the Union County Nature Park, helping with brush clean up, wood chipping, weed eating and constructing a new bathroom.
WIN ENERGY REMC: Team volunteered at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds with work consisting of landscaping, building benches and tree trimming.