Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fall River Electric Co-op holding annual meeting Saturday in Driggs

Fall River Electric Cooperative is hosting its annual meeting for owner-members on Saturday, and for the first-time ever, the meeting is being held in Teton Valley.

To give owner-members from Teton Valley an opportunity to learn more about the co-op's services and product, the meeting will be held in Driggs at Teton High School. The annual meeting is free to anyone who receives power from Fall River Electric.

Free breakfast will be served starting at 8 a.m. -- pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns or yogurt, granola and fresh fruit. The first 500 members through the door on Saturday will receive a free seven-outlet advanced power strip, which not only provides quality surge protection but reduces the amount of standby power used by electronics in your home or office.

Members will also be able to register for prizes including a 55-inch flat screen HDTV, a Convectair radiant convection electric heater (a value of over $700), a free home energy audit (which normally costs $235), a 7-in-1 propane gas smoker, and many other smaller items.

The annual business meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. It will include a financial report, a report on key 2013 activities and future plans, presentations from the six candidates vying for three board of director positions, and an opportunity for members to ask questions.

Over a dozen vendor booths will be on-site, featuring information on home improvement, alternative solar and wind energy, summer recreational products, lawn and garden, health and wellness providers, and insulation. Electrical safety demonstrations conducted by Fall River's linemen will be held Saturday morning at 8, 9 and 9:45, where attendees can register to win a free professional grade chain saw.

For the kids there will be a play area, jump houses and rides on the Fall River Propane train.

People who visit the Fall River Propane booth can get a free certificate to fill as many propane cylinders as they want for just $5. Cylinder filling will take place June 10 and 12 in Driggs .