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Nolin RECC Annual Meeting—Something for Everyone

The 78th Nolin RECC annual meeting had all the ingredients needed for a successful evening. The weather was good, the geothermal cooling systems at John Hardin High School were operating with perfection, and the event was well-attended with 1,265 registered members.

Nolin’s annual meetings have earned a reputation in our community of providing wholesome family fun and fellowship. It’s the perfect opportunity for members, as well as community friends, to come out and have a good time while relaxing to some great entertainment. This year’s featured entertainer, country music singer and writer James Otto, was a hit with the crowd.

During the evening, youngsters released their energy on the inflatable bounce houses and slides. After a good workout, parents and children enjoyed the air-conditioned comfort indoors where they could visit the health fair and have a free makeover from Rachel’s Face Painting. Children were transformed into superheroes and fairytale characters in a matter of minutes.

Of course no annual meeting is complete without energy efficient light bulbs and a bucket. All registered members received their bucket and bulbs along with some special attendance gifts and valuable information from Nolin. Several cash prizes, bicycles, and bill credits were awarded during the evening to registered coop members. Gary Brangers left the meeting with $500 more than when he came after winning the grand prize!

Special recognition was given to World War II veteran and Touchstone Energy Honor Flight recipient Mr. Edwin Pickerell of Hodgenville. Mr. Pickerell, who attended the meeting with his son, George, received a standing ovation of thanks from the crowd. In addition, all veterans and active duty military forces were recognized and thanked for their service.

Although the prizes and entertainment are great, the main focus of the annual meeting is the cooperative’s business session. The director election results were announced to those attending. Gene Straney (district 2) and Lawrence Ireland (district 6) were both reelected to the Nolin RECC board.

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting.

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