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CVEA Packs Fun Into Co-op Month

CVEA Packs Fun Into Co-op Month

CVEA celebrated this year's Cooperative Month with events throughout October that brought the Cooperative and Community together.

Co-op Month kicked off with CVEA's annual Ruralite Cover Photo Contest. Members compete to have their photo on the cover and win $100 per winning photo. Roughly 63 photos were submitted from 16 local photographers. CVEA employees are judging photos now and winners will be announced soon.

CVEA and CV Telecom partnered on another successful Co-op Month food drive. Thanks to members' donations, your local Cooperatives will be able to bring non-perishable food items to the CRNA Food Bank and the Copper River Crisis Pregnancy Center; giving both organizations the ability to provide extra assistance to their clients as we head into winter. People who brought food were rewarded with an entry into a drawing for a $100 CVEA energy credit or a $100 CVT service credit. Congratulations to Ashley Hicks, of Glennallen, and Kathryn Peltier, of Valdez; they each won the CVEA energy credit!

The fifth annual Downtown Glennallen Halloween Spooktacular was a HUGE success. Roughly 300 people hit the highway in search of treats and fun, and they found it, at 38 local businesses who participated in the Spooktacular event this year. CVEA took young and old through the Co-op's version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; offering five treat stops, a full size Wonka Bar with a chance to win one of five golden tickets worth a $25 Visa card, and a cool Willy Wonka themed photo booth, complete with a printed photo to take home. CVEA wasn't alone; several businesses went beyond candy and had fun decorations and activities. Fun was had by all and CVEA was pleased to work with community businesses to create a fun, safe, and easy to access trick or treating experience. Valdez was not to be outdone, seeing over 800 people at the Willy Wonka Spooktacular in their office. Fun was had by all!

When CVEA employees weren't decorating or dressing up as Oompah Loompah's, they spent time volunteering their lunch hours each week throughout the month of October processing recyclables at the Recycling Our Areas Resources Recycling Center in downtown Glennallen. CVEA employees generously donate their time to this cause each October during Co-op Month.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the CVEA Co-op Month events this year. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding Co-op Month or any other CVEA topic, please contact Sharon Scheidt, Director of Communications, at 822-5506, or email scheidt@cvea.org.

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