A Star-Spangled Meeting
Photos by Walter Allread, South Carolina Living Magazine
- The Mitchell sisters, Emily, 6, and Erika, 3, were among the flag-wavers at YEC’s 2012 Annual Meeting.
- The flags came courtesy of American Legion Post 34 of Rock Hill. Handing out stars and stripes were, from left, Craig Charlton, Sharol Breger, Roger Burgess, Bill Robinson and Bobby Deas.
- Rosetta Roddy proudly displayed her flag throughout the meeting – tucked over her ear!
- There’s nothing more American than hotdogs and, once again, students from York Comprehensive High School, including Heather Oates, served them up by the score – about 8,000 in all!
- YEC partnered with York County Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Department to provide free energy conservation kits, funded by an Department of Energy grant, to members including Nancy McCarter, right, accepting a kit from Alysen Woodruff.
- Maria Carrillo, 8, learns about saving energy with help from one of Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who characters in an Energy Star activity book.
- The Carolina Rhythm Band, making its first appearance at a YEC annual meeting, served up rock ‘n’ soul classics for the members.
- Also making the YEC AM scene for the first time was “Baby,” who came with Willi Foege.
- Kaitlyn Grace, 6, had a big day. First she slid on the inflatable slide, taking turns with dozens of other kids, and later she drew for the prizes.
- Jay Leake checks out the the all-electric Nissan Leaf with Central Electric Power Cooperative’s Scott Hammond. Central is the power aggregator for YEC and 19 other S.C. electric co-ops. In the background is the “Co-op powered” Chevy Volt.
- Miller Grace Carson, 21 months old, shows us her moves as she gets into the Carolina Rhythm Band.
- Miller’s Moves
- Miller’s Moves
- Just before the business meeting, Jack and Inez Fergers were recognized as the longest-married couple in attendance – 71 years! He’s 95 in August; she’ll be 90 in July.
- The newest newlyweds, meanwhile, were Christine and Mitchell Hollingsworth, hitched March 31 – and still dressing color-coordinated!
- Soon it was time for more flag-waving, this time courtesy the color guard from York Comprehensive High School.
- Congressman Mick Mulvaney, not pictured, led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance to help open the business meeting.
- Several of the YEC-area veterans who took part in the cooperative-sponsored Honor Flight on April 11 were recognized at the meeting, including Henderson Borders, left, who has also served his co-op on YEC’s member advisory board.
- CEO Paul Basha tells members that YEC has the lowest rates of any electric co-op in S.C.
- After the business meeting, the prize drawings began and David Carswell snagged a George Foreman grill.
- Thomas Houser didn’t win the big (grand prize) vehicles but he did take home a die-cast model of an tree-trimming bucket truck.
- Our two happy grand prize winners are Willie Holder, left, who won the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado half-ton truck, and Carolyn McKnight (and her husband, James, not pictured) who won the 2001 Ford Explorer seen in the background.