Georgia Magazine - April 2022 - 15

SHORTTakes
The right direction: The Positive Direction
Youth Center, an after-school program in
Dawson, will use a $4,520 grant from Sumter
Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) in Americus
to purchase tablet computers to help students
stay on track academically as well as defi brillators
to be used if there is a medical emergency.
Hospital helpers: Planters EMC in Millen
donated more than $15,600 to Children's
Hospital of Georgia in Augusta in January.
The funds came from employee contributions,
snack sales and a grill raffl e held last year.
Walton EMC exceeds $2 million in school grants
Monroe-based Walton Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) presents a $14,705 School
EmPOWERment Grant to DeeAnn Miller of Atha Road Elementary in Walton County for a
wheelchair-accessible playground project. Since the program began six years ago, the
cooperative has donated more than $2 million in grants to schools for special projects.
The funds for the grants come from unclaimed capital credits.
History on display: The Tyrone Museum in
Tyrone will feature a display that spotlights
historical highlights from the book " From Rural
Sparks to Powerlines. " Palmetto-based CowetaFayette
EMC published the book in 2012 to
spotlight the cooperative's history and the
stories of some of the pioneers who brought
it about. The museum in particular will focus
on Floy Farr, the longest-serving director for
Coweta-Fayette EMC, who worked to bring
telephone service to Tyrone.
Three earn Distinguished Cooperator Awards
From left, Larry Williams, Gale Cutler and Bill Verner were honored with Distinguished
Cooperator Awards at the March 3 annual meeting of the Georgia Cooperative Council, held
at the Gresco Utility Supply corporate office in Forsyth. Cutler and Verner recently retired as
senior public relations coordinator and executive vice president, respectively, from Tuckerbased
Georgia Electric Membership Corp. (EMC), and Williams serves on the board of directors
for Diverse Power in LaGrange. The award honors outstanding achievements by those who
have served in the cooperative industry.
Technical assistance: The Okefenoke Rural
EMC Foundation in Nahunta presented a $2,000
grant to the STAR Foundation of Coastal
Georgia in Brunswick for a workshop that helps
senior citizens get comfortable using computers
and technology. Seniors who complete
the four hours of training over the two-day
workshop are given Chromebooks. It is one of
31 grants totaling $113,000 awarded by the
foundation since its establishment last year.
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JENNIFER J. HEWETT
COURTESY WALTON EMC
RACHEL CAMP / COWETA-FAYETTE EMC
COURTESY PLANTERS EMC
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