YEC announces that the 2021 Linemen Gear Up for Safety Coloring Contest winner is Landon Falls of Blacksburg. The son of YEC members Melissa and Chad Falls, Landon is a first grader at York Preparatory Academy. “I enjoy using lots of colors,” says Landon.
He is excited to win, but more importantly, he enjoyed making something for his late great-grandmother, Dora Covington, a lover of art. “I colored this for my MawMaw to make her smile while she was sick,” he says.
Landon also gave a nod to his retired lineman grandfather, Lewis Edwards, by writing “Papa” on the lineman’s uniform in his drawing. After Edwards worked for more than 40 years for the City of Rock Hill, including through Hurricane Hugo, the entire family shares a special place in their hearts for lineworkers. “I would either like to be a lineman or a storm chaser when I grow up,” says Landon.
Landon won $50 and a YEC hardhat, signed by several of our local lineworker heroes.
In memory of Landon’s MawMaw, Dora Covington.