Vermillion Light & Power will celebrate Public Power Week Oct. 6-12 Vermillion Light and Power is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 6-12, 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 recognizes the economic, social, and environmental contributions of Vermillion Light and Power. At this time we honor the democratic tradition of community decision-making and participation that led to our founding in 1915," said Mike Hays, electric superintendent of Vermillion Light and Power. "Public power's distinct characteristics give Vermillion Light and Power a hometown advantage that protects our community. Vermillion Light and Power is driven by public service, not profit. We exist to serve you � our fellow citizens, and friends and neighbors. We hope the citizens of Vermillion will participate in the special events we have planned for them."
* Vermillion Light and Power's Public Power Week activities include: Open house from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., free lunch served, and gift bags for all who attend. Prizes will be drawn for, including an electric grill for the grand prize.
* "Our loyalty is to our customers � not to making profits for stockholders. We help to make Vermillion a good place to live and work by providing reliable power at a low cost," said Hays. "Our accountability is also to our customers, not to a management and board of directors in another city or country."
Public Power Week is celebrated in conjunction with the American Public Power Association in Washington, DC, the service organization for community � and state-owned electric utilities.