Blue Ridge Electric recognizes community volunteers

Recipients Honored at 75th Anniversary Event

PICKENS, S.C. – Blue Ridge Electric recently celebrated it's 75th anniversary by naming 75 Upstate residents as “Bolts of Brightness.”

The recipients were honored on Thursday, Sep. 10 at the Madren Center in Clemson, S.C.

Among those recognized were Ann Trammell, of Travelers Rest; Kenneth Curtis and Rollan Green, of Marietta; and Avery Leroy Ashe, Anna White, and Alice Hall Lawton (in memory of), of Cleveland.

"Bolts of Brightness" was established to recognize its cooperative members who have volunteered personal time to serve others in the community. In addition to being recognized with an award at the 75th Anniversary event, honorees were given $500 to be donated to a charitable organization of their choice.

"There was not a better way for Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative to celebrate our 75th Anniversary than to honor our local heroes for their service in our community,” said Charles Dalton, president and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Inc. “We were thrilled to be able to recognize these individuals with a special event and celebrate their work in the Upstate."