Member Appreciation Day draws record turnout

Member Appreciation Day draws record turnout Clay-Union Electric held its 14th annual Member Appreciation Day on Feb. 12, with a crowd of over 760 people served.

The annual event features a free pancake and sausage breakfast, prepared and served by members of the Vermillion Lions Club, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The annual event is one of the ways Clay-Union Electric uses to show its appreciation to its members and the public for their support of cooperative services and programs.

Initially starting as a simple open house event for Clay Union members, Member Appreciation Day has grown to include not only a great pancake breakfast, but also a mini home show with over 20 local businesses displaying their products and services.

Banking services, realty organizations, insurance companies, heating and cooling dealers, plumbing companies, building supplies and hardware products highlight some of the products and services that businesses showcase at the event.

"The local business participation has become an integral part of what has made this event grow and be successful for Clay Union Electric. Also, as a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, this community involvement is very important to us." said Manager Paul Roberts.

For Clay-Union members attending, an added bonus was the opportunity to pick up their refund check as part of a $350,000 excess margin refund approved by the board of directors in December 2003.

With the event starting at 7 a.m. and lasting until early afternoon, many folks enjoyed the chance to sit and visit with friends or with the home show exhibitors over a second cup of coffee in a worm and friendly hometown environment.

According to Roberts, "as the thank you letters go out to this year's participants, discussion is underway about next year."

Interested parties are invited to contact Clay-Union Electric regarding the 2005 Member Appreciation Day.

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