Volume 51, Number 35

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

Budget fails to pass during August 18 commission meeting - The Pickett County Commissioners met in regular session on August 18, 2014. Present and presiding wa... Keep Reading

Pickett County jobless at 10.7% - County unemployment rates for June 2014, released this week, show the rate increased in all 95 count... Keep Reading

Pickett among 85 counties to receive ThreeStar status - The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has announced 85 out of 95 counties h... Keep Reading