Volume 53, Number 23

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, June 9, 2016

VECustomers Share Awards local grant of $2500

Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program
awarded $2,500 to Pickett County organizations in August.
The VECustomers Share program, founded in October of
2001, has donated more than $3 million to various communityservice
organizations.
Local groups awarded grants in August include the Byrdstown
Lions Club which received a $1,500 grant, Star Point
Fire Station was awarded a $500 grant, and the Sierra Hull
Bluegrass Festival received a $500 grant.
VECustomers Share is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable
organization covering VEC’s 17-county service area. The foundation’s
funds come from VEC members who have opted to
allow VEC to round their electric bills up to the next whole dollar.
VECustomers Share contributions average 50 cents per
month per customer. The extra change is pooled with that of
other members and distributed by the foundation’s board of directors,
who all serve as volunteers.
Grant applications are available at any Volunteer Energy
Cooperative Customer Service center, by calling (423) 334-
7051, or at www.vec.org.

TOP STORIES

Bloomington Christian Church has book nook - SUBMITTEDBloomington Christian Church is proud to host and sponsor a book nook. Our book nook is ded... Keep Reading

Free Fishing Day set for June 11 - Tennessees 2016 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 11 when anyone may fish free without a license i... Keep Reading

Prescription medication disposal at courthouse - The Pickett County Sheriff's Office is now able to provide the citizens a free service to dispose of... Keep Reading