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FEC Serves 12 Counties, Celebrates 80 Years of Service at September 30 Annual Meeting at Hopkins County Civic Center

Farmer’s Electric General Counsel and Director of Member Services Samantha Crouch dropped by the KSST studios to invite FEC customers to this Saturday’s celebration and annual meeting. This year’s celebration will be a special one with information booths, prizes, giveaways and refreshments, also face painting and activities for children. It will be held in the SSHS Auditorium of the Hopkins County Civic Center, with registration at 8am and the annual meeting beginning at 10am.  A special Grand Prize of a 360 Mean Green kWH block of renewable energy for the next 5 years will go to one lucky winner.

Eighty years ago, not all rural residents of Hopkins, Hunt and surrounding counties had electrical power for their homes and farming operations.  After a group of neighbors bonded together and formed a co-op to effect this change, the first power lines began to be strung in 1937. Today, FEC is growing in leaps and bounds, currently serving 45,000 member households and with over 5,000 lots in development today along the I-30 area from Dallas County to Franklin County.  The spirit of stepping forward where the need calls remains a part of FEC’s mission. Back in mid-September 2017, FEC sent a crew of nine workers to Georgia to assist the Central Georgia Co-Op with storm relief following Hurricane Irma. While there, the crew earned the name “Texas Bull Crew” because of their willingness to fill any role and tackle any duty they encountered in helping storm-ravaged residents.

Farmer’s Electric Co-operative is the tenth largest Co-op in Texas, operating within Collin, Dallas, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, Van Zandt and Wood counties.

Samantha Crouch, General Counsel and Member Care Services at FEC since 2009

 

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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