Oakdale Electric Cooperative had a touchdown Member Appreciation Day on October 14, 2023. Tomah Lions Club served up a pancake breakfast, while Oakdale Credit Union provided a special treat and prizes. Numbers grew from the year prior to approximately 800 members in attendance.
An increased number of members took advantage and received their influenza vaccine from the Monroe County Health Department. The kids' corner was loaded with activities such as painting crafts by Craft Time Studio, face painting by Tappy's Face Painting, balloon creations with Balloons by Kevin, football drill camp, touch-a-truck, giant games, and LEGOS. New this year, kids received their own goodie bags and could enter in the Kids Only drawing. The winners were: Electric Scooter, Elliana S.; Razor Scooter, Annabella L.; and Tree Swing, Ellie B.
The family-friendly event is also held to educate members on available programs, safety, and services. Hotline demonstrations were held to showcase common power outage scenarios, safety around overhead and underground lines, and procedures to restore power. When visiting each educational booth, members had a chance at a tailgate toolkit giveaway, which 50 lucky members won. Bill-credit drawings were in the form of scratch-offs that totaled $2,000, along with five separate booth drawings. Those winners were: Cornhole Boards, Bruce L.; Garden Pruner, Aaron W.; Grill Package, Vicki .; Leafe Blower, Duane O.; and Operation Round Up basket, Dennis m.
Oakdale Electric Cooperative is grateful for its members and enjoys providing time for connection at Member Appreciation Day.
Save the date! Member Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2024.