Polk-Burnett’s member appreciation open house is August 18
Join Solar Sam for SunTuria Solar construction tours and free lunch!
Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative will host a member appreciation open house Friday, August 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Co-op members are invited to the Centuria office, 1001 State Road 35, for a free pulled-pork sandwich lunch, tours, giveaways and prizes.
“All 20,000 people who receive electricity from Polk-Burnett are member-owners of the cooperative,” said Ed Gullickson, board president. “We appreciate your membership and welcome you to an open house in your honor.”
New this year will be activities for kids, including bucket truck rides, face painting, bean bag toss and lineman selfie photos. The first 250 kids will receive free school supplies, and all kids in attendance can enter a drawing for free backpacks.
All members who attend the open house will receive free LED bulbs and have the chance to win prize drawings for a 32 GB iPad, a 32” LED TV and a $50 electric bill credit; 10 bill credits will be awarded.
Kids and guests of all ages can meet Polk-Burnett’s Solar Sam mascot and learn about the co-op’s new SunTuria Solar development. Construction has just started on the 10-acre solar site; when completed it will be the first utility-scale solar in Polk County.
Co-op members and guests can also meet their co-op board directors, co-op linemen and employees, as well as representatives from other local cooperatives, including Royal Credit Union and Wisconsin Farmers Union. Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) will give away a free session for two kids at WFU Kamp Kenwood.
The open house is a great time to ask questions and learn about your electric service and co-op membership. “We encourage members to take control of the electricity you use, and the money you spend on your power bill, with Polk-Burnett's SmartHub app and EnergySense rebates,” said Steve Stroshane, general manager. SmartHub allows members to track electricity use, pay bills and manage account information from your mobile device. EnergySense rebates help improve energy efficiency and comfort in your home.
“The cooperative was established 79 years ago in 1938 with lines, poles and the notion we all prosper by helping each other. Today, that cooperative spirit continues. We hope you’ll join us Friday, August 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to celebrate our new SunTuria Solar development and the advantage of cooperative membership,” said Gullickson.
Guests are asked to enter on the north side of the building. Doors open at 11 a.m.