Most people have at least one memory associated with a tree. Maybe a tire swing hanging from an old tree at your grandparent’s house, or a favorite shaded resting spot on hot summer days. Maybe you carved your initials in the trunk of a tree as a child, then sought that tree out as an adult for those memories. The emotions trees prompt are just one reason we value trees.
We want to hear your story and share it with the new generation of cooperative members.
As we talk about a new energy and the future of cooperatives we also want to connect with our past to feature stories describing the time when the co-op brought power to the farm, ranch or rural residence.
Across the nation America’s small communities are changing, but not in the way you think. As these communities change in demographics, the values held by generations before to make these communities thrive, are stronger than ever.
FreeState Electric Cooperative’s 80 employees and nine trustees rallied to raise $7,500 that was matched by the cooperative’s primary lender, CoBank. The effort is part of an annual internal donation drive that assists local nonprofit organizations and raised a total of $15,000 for F.W. Huston Medical Center in Winchester.
FreeState Electric Cooperative is hosting their annual health fair and member appreciation day on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. It is the 11th year for the event that also includes a community soap drive to assist multiple food pantries across the area.