Georgia Magazine - April 2018 - 15

CAMP TWIN LAKES

Short takes CONTINUED

A camper takes aim at Camp Braveheart, part of Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge. About
75 percent of the children and teens attending that camp last year live in Southern Rivers
Energy's service territory.

Southern Rivers Energy sponsors
scholarships to special-needs camps

April 2018

The grant was funded through
Operation Round Up, in which members of the cooperative round up
their monthly bills to the nearest dollar, with the difference set aside to
support local nonprofit organizations.
To read more about Camp Twin
Lakes, see "I can't walk, but at Camp
Twin Lakes, I can fly!" in the July
2017 issue of GEORGIA Magazine,
online at bit.ly/ctwin717.

Grady EMC supports historic theater
Cairo-based Grady Electric Membership Corp.
(EMC) is a supporter-known as a "Friend
of the Zeb"-of the historic Zebulon Theater,
also in Cairo. The nonprofit theater, which
opened in 1936, is one of the state's only
remaining single-screen theaters and has a
seating capacity of 350. In exchange for its
support, Grady EMC gets some advertising
opportunities as well as four passes to each
showing, which it offers to members through
Facebook promotions or trivia questions.
Adam Starr of member services at Grady EMC
says that the hope is that these members will
support the theater not only by buying concessions and returning to see additional
movies there but also by considering becoming Friends of the Zeb themselves.
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org

COURTESY GRADY EMC

T

he Southern Rivers Energy Trust
in Barnesville recently awarded
$10,000 to Camp Twin Lakes in
Rutledge to provide scholarships to
campers from Southern Rivers' service area.
Camp Twin Lakes provides a full
range of traditional camp activities for
children with disabilities or illnesses
through adaptive and accessible programming. All activities intentionally
engage campers in their own diagnoses, encouraging self-sufficiency,
understanding, independence, physical activity and overall health. For example, children with Type 1 diabetes
learn how to check and regulate their
blood sugar in a safe and supportive
environment, and children with heart
defects and/or transplants maintain
their cardiovascular health through
swimming and other activities.
In 2017, 75 percent of the children and teens attending three
of Camp Twin Lakes' specialized
camps-Camp Ache Away, for those
with arthritis; Camp Kudzu, for those
with diabetes; and Camp Braveheart,
for those with heart defects and/or
transplants-were from Southern Rivers Energy's service area.

story about Wright's plans as head of the
chamber, go to bit.ly/pauldingchair.
* STEM supporters: Jackson EMC in
Jefferson sponsors the annual Gwinnett
Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair,
which promotes students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Engineers from
Jackson EMC served as judges for middle
and high school projects. Samantha Williamson, a senior at Buford High School,
won Jackson EMC's Energy Innovation
Award for her project, "Improvement in
Solar Energy Efficiency by Minimizing
Conversions."
* Spreading the love: The Sawnee EMC
Foundation in Cumming recently awarded
$18,500 to four local charities through its
Operation Round Up funds. The American
Legion Auxiliary Post 307 will use the
funds to send 10 Forsyth County boys to
the American Legion Boys State leadership experience; the ALS Association
Georgia Chapter will help Sawnee EMC
members battling the illness; The Place
of Forsyth County will put its grant toward
the Focus on Forsyth program, which
assists senior citizens; and Friends of
Disabled Adults and Children, Too! will
use the funds to refurbish home medical
equipment for those in need. The funds
come from EMC members who round
up each monthly bill, with the difference
going toward charitable causes.

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