Vermillion Light & Power schedules celebration Oct. 1-7

Vermillion Light & Power schedules celebration Oct. 1-7 As part of a national observance, Vermillion Light & Power is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 1-7, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities whose communities provide their citizens electricity services on a not-for-profit basis.

"Public Power Week is an annual event that celebrates the benefits of hometown, community-owned electric utilities," said Mike Hays, manager of Vermillion Light & Power. "Our electric utility operates to benefit the entire community, as well as to provide safe, reliable power and high-quality customer services, all at low rates. We hope that citizens of Vermillion enjoy the events we have planned."

Vermillion Light & Power's Public Power Week activities include an open house at the service center at 115 W. Duke, Thursday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Our community's prosperity and our families' well-being are based on our ability to flick a switch and get electric power for all our needs. Public Power Week reminds our citizen-owners that Vermillion Light & Power is a trustworthy, hometown source for both power and energy information," Hays said. "The added benefit with a public power system like ours is that it was created by and for its citizens.

"Vermillion Light & Power has served Vermillion since 1914," Hays continued. "It is part of our democratic tradition that allows local residents to make important decisions about their public services."

Public Power Week is celebrated in conjunction with the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C., the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.

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