PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy RECC held its annual customer appreciation night at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) on Thursday.
Big Sandy RECC was established in 1940 to provide electrical needs to residents in rural areas. Providing services in Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, and Morgan counties, Big Sandy RECC has over 1,100 miles of distribution lines reaching out to over 13,000 members.
What exactly is an electric cooperative? An electric cooperative is owned by the members it serves. Therefore, all of the owners live in the cooperative’s service territory, with most members living in rural or semi-rural areas. A cooperative operates on a non-profit, cost-of-service basis.
“We are the proudest of the services we provide to our customers,” said David Estepp, President and General Manager of Big Sandy RECC. “We want our customers to know that if they call us any time of day we will make their concern a top priority.”
Customers of the electric cooperative were treated to a concert from Warner Music Nashville Country Music artist William Michael Morgan, free caricatures, and a bucket of free energy saving light bulbs. In addition, door prizes such as gift certificates, and bicycles were also given out.
“We enjoy this event every year,” said Floyd County resident Teresa Martin. “It is a nice thing they do for the customers.”
The event drew 700-plus RECC customers.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.