Benton REA plans shindig

Health fair, food and fun set for Saturday

— Benton Rural Electric Association is throwing a party Saturday.

With more than $6,000 in prizes, community royalty, food and games, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

But only Benton REA members are eligible to attend Benton REA’s 81st Annual Meeting, which will include door prizes and certificates for credit on electric bills.

The luncheon and meeting are set to begin at 8:30 a.m. at Housel Middle School, 2001 Highland Drive. The business portion of the event begins at noon.

In addition to information on the rural utility, PMH Medical Center will host a free health fair.

There will be a continental breakfast, bingo, electrical safety and hydropower demonstrations, energy and informational booths.

Lunch will be catered by Henry’s Restaurant and Catering. Childcare is available for children older than 1 year old, courtesy Miss Prosser Court.

For entertainment, the Richland High School Jazz Combo will perform at 11:15.

Boy Scouts Troop No. 649 Honor Guard will kick off the noon meeting.

During the business part of the meeting, Trustees Connie Krull and Catherine Russell are up for re-election and members in District Nos. 7 and 8 can vote.

Prizes for the cooperative’s safety poster contest will be awarded during the meeting. Members will be introduced to this year’s scholarship and youth tour recipients. Mike Bradshaw, general manager, and Mike Freepons, board president, will speak to the members; a question-and-answer session will follow.


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