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News from Georgia's electric co-ops * Compiled by Amy Schneider

Shooting event supports fallen
officers' families

MARSHA PEAVY

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epresentatives of Georgia's electric
membership cooperatives (EMCs)
are promoting and participating
in a fundraiser for the families of law
enforcement personnel who are killed
in the line of duty. The National Criminal Enforcement Association's (NCEA)
annual Shoot for the Blue clay-shooting
competition is scheduled for Aug. 23 at
the Cherokee Rose Gun Club in Griffin.
Lloyd S. Snyder, director of member
relations at Tucker-based Oglethorpe
Power Corp., and Michael McMillan,
president and CEO of Barnesville-based
Southern Rivers Energy, are working with
the NCEA to encourage participation in
the event.
"This event is a fun day of competition, and it supports such a worthy
cause," Snyder says. "We are hoping for
a great turnout to raise as much money
as possible to help these families whose
loved ones have given their lives to their
communities."
The full day of shooting consists of
six Lewis Classes, and the winner of each
class receives a gun. There also are raffles

A competitor takes
aim during the
Shoot for the Blue
event in 2017.

for other rifles as well as door prizes. The day
will conclude with an awards ceremony.
Registration is $800 per four-person team
until Aug. 10 and $1,000 after that date. The
competition is open to anyone. To register, contact
Lt. Chad Payne of the Lamar County Sheriff's Office at cpayne@ncea314.
com or (706) 741-5396.
The NCEA was formed by Lisa Bishop Webb, the widow of Capt. Robert Edward Bishop of the Villa Rica Police Department. Bishop was shot
and killed while writing a citation during a traffic stop on Jan. 20, 1999.

Okefenoke REMC celebrates
with children's artwork

EMMA ANDERSON

As part of its 80th anniversary celebration this year, Okefenoke
Rural Electric Membership Corp. (REMC) in Nahunta invited
children age 12 and younger to color a drawing of Willie
Wiredhand, the mascot for electric cooperatives, touring the
swamp and marshes that define Okefenoke REMC's service
area. Winners were selected in three age groups, and each
winner received a four-pack of tickets to Wild Adventures
Theme Park in Valdosta. The winners were Tyson Page of Hoboken (age 5 and younger); Jenna Walsh of Brunswick (ages 6-9);
and Emma Anderson of Hortense (ages 10-12), whose artwork
is shown at left. The co-op received more than 150 entries, all
of which will be displayed at its annual meeting in September.
Okefenoke REMC member Denese Proctor of Woodbine drew
the picture that the children colored.

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