6,000 expected at Delaware Electric Co-op annual meeting, community fair


Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

The event is believed to be the largest private gathering in southern Delaware.

Members will receive a chicken dinner, have a chance to visit with  community organizations and hear an update on the state of the Cooperative from CEO Bill Andrew.

Included again this year is a utility demonstration that has crews showing members how they restore power and rescue those who are injured without the help of a bucket truck.

More than 6,000  are expected to attend the 82nd annual meeting. The community fair begins  at 3 p.m. in the Centre Ice Rink, and the business meeting gets under way  at 7 p.m. in the Dover Building.

Members will also have the opportunity to vote on a proposed amendment to DEC’s bylaws that will prevent conflicts of interest on the board of directors.

“We consider our annual meeting to be a celebration of what it means to be part of Delaware Electric Cooperative. We are the state’s largest not-for-profit utility, our members are entitled to any profits, and our board of directors is elected by those we serve. These things make us very different from other utilities and are part of what makes being part of a cooperative so special.”

Members will be treated to live music.  Members of Delaware Electric Cooperative are also encouraged to bring their family members to enjoy the music and food.  

The Co-op’s Annual Meeting is the largest private gathering in southern Delaware.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving more than 95,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex County. For more information, visit www.delaware.coop.

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