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CVEA Packed October with Co-op Month Fun!

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 35 photos were submitted from 10 local photographers. CVEA employees are judging photos now and winners will be announced soon.

CVEA and CV Telecom partnered on another successful food drive, October 17-28. Thanks to members' donations, your local Cooperatives were able to bring a large amount of non-perishable food items to the Copper River Native Association Food Bank and the Copper River Crisis Pregnancy Center in Glennallen and delivered over 575 pounds of food to the Food Bank in Valdez ; giving all organizations the ability to provide extra assistance to their clients as they head into winter. People who brought food were rewarded with an entry into a drawing for a $100 CVEA energy credit. Congratulations to Copper Basin winner Jessica Smith and Valdez winner Gloria McAlister!

The 2016 Halloween Downtown Spooktacular events were a HUGE success in both districts. Approximately 450 kids in Valdez and over 150 kids in Glennallen, joined by their adult friends and family, hit the streets in search of candy and fun and they found it, at a record number of local businesses who participated in CVEA's event this year. CVEA turned the office into a super hero city, offered five treat stops, a free string backpack perfect for the kids Halloween candy haul, and a cool super hero photo booth, complete with a printed photo to take home. According to CVEA COO Travis Million, "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 for kids young and old.

When CVEA employees weren't decorating or dressing up as super heroes, they actually were heroes 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.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding Co-op Month or any other CVEA topic, please contact Sharon Scheidt, CVEA Director of Communications, at 822-5506, or email scheidt@cvea.org.