GAFFNEY — Broad River Electric’s 77th Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, May 6 in the Broad River Electric Auditorium at 811 Hamrick Street in Gaffney. Doors open at 8 a.m. for an event that will feature balloon rides, great entertainment and valuable prizes.
Attending members will not only receive a 30-oz, stainless steel, double-walled tumbler, but also have an opportunity to win dozens of prizes and participate in programs that will earn them bill credits.
This year’s grand-prize is a 2012 Ford F-150 truck, which will be drawn for at the conclusion of the meeting. Members registering before 10 a.m. can win the Early Bird Prize, a 50-inch 4K television. Two lucky high school seniors will win a $1,000 college scholarship. A parent, grandparent or guardian can register on the students’ behalf.
At the meeting, Broad River Electric will be asking members to participate in a quick satisfaction survey on their smart phones or a mobile device provided by the cooperative. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered to win gift cards valued at $200, $300 and $500. There will be dozens more door prizes handed out at the conclusion of the meeting, giving attending members a very good chance at winning.
Members can also earn bill credits at the meeting. A $25 credit will be awarded to those who donate blood before 11:30 a.m. to the Blood Connection, which will have a mobile unit outside the auditorium. Members who sign up for the cooperative’s Power Saver Rewards program can earn up to $157 in credits this summer. Broad River Electric’s new Community Solar program provides bill credits to members who subscribe to the production of the new solar array.
Between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., outside the auditorium, the Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon will be available for tethered rides, weather permitting. Inside, the musical group Off the Wall, Steve Holt’s Magic Show and Solar Sam, the new member of the Touchstone Energy family, will entertain members.
Annual meeting registration tickets are on the cover-wrap of the April issue of South Carolina Living. Bring these stubs, along with attached prize-stubs and a form of identification to the meeting on May 6.
Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit, member-owned electricity distribution cooperative. The cooperative provides safe, reliable, quality services to more than 18,000 homes and businesses in Cherokee, Spartanburg Union and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.