What's on the Gratitude List?

It is fitting that Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day are both observed in November. Both of these dates remind us to slow down and count our blessings.

As you take stock, what’s on your gratitude list? Maybe it’s a bountiful harvest or a ride-or-die friend. Or perhaps you’re thankful for small things like a beautiful fall sunset or a delicious home-cooked meal.

Here at Farmers RECC, there’s no shortage of things making our list. We’re grateful for:

• Our board of directors, those civic- minded members who give of their time and talents to represent your interests as we set policies and plan for our future.
• Sixty-one co-op employees who are dedicated to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our 26,000 members.
• The personal contacts, calls, emails and social media posts from members that alert us to problems or help us gauge local interest in system upgrades, renewable energy programs and new technologies like electric vehicles.
• Being one of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, which allows Farmers RECC to work with fellow electric cooperatives to bring new jobs to the region and support important environmental initiatives.
• The opportunity to sponsor war veteran Paul Kirby of Edmonton for this year’s Honor Flight to view monuments to veterans’ service in Washington, D.C. 
• Riley Jo Mathews, Aleia Kate Harper, Jackson Houchens and Abigail Nuetzman, who represented Farmers RECC on the annual youth tour to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong immersion to experience democracy in action.
• The ability to award $8,000 in college scholarships to eight deserving students throughout our service area.

Most of all, we’re grateful for your membership in Farmers RECC. Thank you for your support as we continue to sustain the communities we serve.

This Thanksgiving, I hope you also have plenty for which to give thanks. May you and your loved ones have a happy, healthy and blessed holiday.