Farm Safety Day & Fairgrounds Lighting
Serving Our Members
Several of our employees volunteered their time this summer to light up the Mason County Fairground’s equestrian ring. The project was funded by a Sharing Success grant sponsored by CoBank, a Menard Electric lender. The installation was completed this summer with assistance from our Engineering and Operations department personnel. Crews installed underground primary lines, secondary facilities, and poles upon which the lighting fixtures are mounted. All equipment was purchased by the Fair Board with monies from the grant.
A few employees also hosted an Electrical Safety station at the 4H Farm Safety Day Camp at the fairgrounds on Friday, June 15th. The station was one of eight sponsored at the Day Camp. Over 100 campers learned how to stay safe around electricity and utility facilities near their homes and farms. They also learned about the job of a Lineman and were able to get hands-on with the gear used (the kids decided those tool belts really are heavy!).
Menard Electric also sponsored the Live Line Demo as the Day Camp’s finale presentation. The Demo produced lots of sparks and some loud booms, but all the showmanship was in the spirit of teaching the campers how they too can live another day by being safe around electricity.
“These are just two examples of our employees living out the Co-op’s founding principle of Commitment to Community,” says General Manager Alisha Anker. “As a co-op family, we were happy to be of service.”