In the Community
2016 Knox County Touch-A-Truck Event
The Vincennes Parks and Recreation Department held their annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday October 29 at Gregg Park in Vincennes. The event provided an unforgettable learning experience for children to get in the driver’s seat of all types of vehicles that they see out in the community. Community leaders and businesses set up vehicles at the event for children to sit in, turn the steering wheel, and honk the horn.
WIN Energy had a bucket truck on display at the event that children were able to get inside and explore. WIN Energy lineman, Andrew Lane showed children the tools and safety gear that linemen use when they work on the power lines. The children had a chance to see what it is like to be a lineman by trying on the linemen gloves and exploring the bucket truck inside and out. Some of the children chose to climb in the bucket while others preferred to turn the steering wheel and honk the horn.
The pictures capture some of the highlights of the day.
2016 Community Day
Indiana’s electric cooperatives hosted the third annual “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day” Friday, Oct. 14. Thirty-three of Indiana’s electric cooperatives completed a project that meets a specific need within their service area.
Working side-by-side, Indiana’s electric cooperatives demonstrated one of the core cooperative principles: concern for community. More than 50 unique service projects were completed in a single day. This initiative provides the electric cooperatives the opportunity to use their time, skills, and expertise to make a positive impact throughout the state of Indiana.
WIN Energy REMC employees assisted two local parks that are new to the area. Hopkins Family Park will be Gibson County’s first park opening later this year. Employees worked in the park to install benches around the playground area and worked on the walking trails. Griffin Bike Park is located in Vigo County and had its grand opening on Oct. 15. Various projects were completed by WIN Energy employees at this park to help them prepare for their grand opening. Both parks have a strong commitment to the community and to enhancing the quality of life in our area. Our involvement in projects like these is just one way that cooperatives give back to their communities.