COVINGTON -- It's a summer tradition for Snapping Shoals EMC members: The co-op's annual meeting will take place Thursday, July 21, at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
All members are invited. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and closes at 1:15 p.m., with the business portion of the meeting getting under way at 1:30 p.m.
Members will gather under the shelter at Charles Walker Arena where new board members will be confirmed and the popular door prize drawings will take place. This year's top prize is a 2002 Ford F-250 that is being retired from the Snapping Shoals fleet. Other prizes up for grabs include a television, DVD player and microwave oven.
The oldest married couple in attendance will receive a $100 credit on their power bill. Only Snapping Shoals members who are registered and present for the drawing are eligible to win.
Throughout the day there will be children's activities, a health fair, informational booths, free soft drinks and snow cones and food for sale.
"As always, SSEMC's meeting will be full of useful energy information and fun for the whole family. SSEMC employees will be on hand with useful energy advice and displays, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and insulation, to show members how to make their homes or businesses more energy efficient," said Spokeswoman Leigh-Anne Burgess. "To help promote wellness, staff from Newton Medical Center will be available with information at the health fair. In addition, we will also have live entertainment and children's games."
Members who registered at last year's meeting totaled 1,599, but Burgess said counting spouses, children, grandchildren and other guests, attendance was estimated to be well over 3,000.
Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is a consumer-owned cooperative that provides electric service to approximately 95,000 homes and businesses in an eight-county area, primarily in Newton, Rockdale, Henry and DeKalb counties.
The cooperative has hosted an annual meeting for members since its inception in 1938.