Lineman demonstration at DEC’s annual meeting and fair

MCTJ DEC meeting and community fair 8-12-15GREENWOOD — Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 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 in the event this year will be a lineman 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.

More than five thousand DEC people are expected to attend the 79th annual meeting of the member-owned cooperative. Dinner and the community fair begin at 3 p.m. at the Centre Ice Rink and the business meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Dover Building.

According to Bill Andrew, “This is an event we look forward to every year. Employees enjoy speaking with members about their energy use and various Co-op programs. We are also excited to be able to showcase the skills of our experienced linemen. We think the public will have a greater appreciation for how hard our crews work after seeing our lineman demonstration.”

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 90,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex County, Delaware. For more information, visit

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