Volume 16, Number 8
The activities have been underway all week for Wake Forest Public Power Week, but the main events will be tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 5, and they will be fun.
- Energy Expo – On Thursday, Oct. 5, the Town Hall lobby will be the scene of a daytime and evening energy savings and electric safety expo featuring hands-on demonstrations and representatives from Wake Forest Power, ElectriCities, Northern Regional Center, Resources for Seniors, ChurchNet, Wake County Human Services and more. The Town and Wake Forest Power will present the daytime expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., then welcome co-sponsor Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary for the evening edition from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All area residents are invited to attend and learn how to make their homes more energy efficient, save money on their electric bills, avoid electric hazards, and be safe around electricity. During the energy expo participants can also register to win a variety of special prizes donated by local merchants.
- Free Hot Dogs – Wake Forest Power will celebrate Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Oct. 5, by giving away free hot dogs and sodas beginning at 11 a.m. Wake Forest area residents are invited to come get them while they last.
- Electric Safety Demonstrations – Also during the day on Oct. 5, Wake Forest Power linemen will offer on-demand electric safety demonstrations in Centennial Plaza for groups of two or more. The creative program will teach children and adults smart electrical safety habits, demonstrate the power of electricity and show the potential hazards associated with unsafe actions around power lines, pad mount transformers and switchgear. Participants will also experience what it is like to be a lineman and how they stay safe when working with electricity. By actually holding tools and safety equipment, visitors will have the chance to learn firsthand the importance of electrical safety. Wake Forest Power will also display a bucket truck and other equipment in the Town Hall parking lot for visitors to view and enjoy.
- And there will be free popcorn all week.
Wake Forest is one of more than 2,000 non-for-profit electric companies throughout the nation.
The following sponsors have generously contributed to the 2017 Public Power Week festivities and will participate in the daytime Energy Expo on Oct. 5: Champion Windows, Sunrooms & Home Exteriors & Mr. Roof.
A division of the Town of Wake Forest, Wake Forest Power supplies electricity to approximately 5,000 residential and 1,300 commercial customers. A public power community since 1909, Wake Forest is one of 32 members of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). For more information about Wake Forest Power, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/wakeforestpower.aspx.
For more information about Public Power Week events and activities, contact Customer Service Manager Drew Brown at 919-435-9466 or email@example.com