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EnviroWatts grants provide solar lighting and rain barrels

The EnviroWatts trust board approved two grants to local charities from their first quarter grant cycle.

EnviroWatts grants provide solar lighting and rain barrels

Food Finders Food Bank solar lighting

Food Finders Food Bank received $6,481.97 for two solar parking lot lights at the new Greenbush Street pantry parking lot in Lafayette. Solar lights will help reduce the food bank’s energy bills while providing a safer and more accessible environment to people utilizing the pantry and education classes.

“The money we save on electricity can be utilized in our hunger relief programs and purchasing of food so that individuals and families who face hunger will have greater access to the nutritional food they need,” said Amanda Estes, grants coordinator for Food Finders Food Bank.

The lights are part of a new parking lot at the Food Resource and Education Center (FREC) located at 1204 N Greenbush Street in Lafayette. An additional grant from North Central Health Services will cover the installation of the solar lights.

The Food Resource and Education Center helps individuals learn how to prepare the food that is gown in Food Finders’ garden and distributed in our pantry. More information is available at food-finders.org.

We're on a mission

We're on a mission

Last month, we shared that construction was underway to bring fiber internet to over 2,200 homes in the Battle Ground area. Many residents in that area have expressed their elation for the service. It’s very rewarding to hear how enthusiastic they are for better internet service.

Something's Bru-ing at the Burger Bar

Call it a contemporary adaptation of the Neanderthal mindset if you must, but I’m not a split-yourburger kind of guy. While I certainly wouldn’t have fared well in the hunter-gatherer days of finding your own food, I can keep a firm, two-handed grip on a substantially sized, sometimes-slippery burger — often with a minimal amount of drip or slop.

Streamlining voice and video delivery

When we announced our fiber service last year, our products included the “triple play” of internet, voice and video. The decision to offer all three was based on your feedback that you were interested in all three services from Tipmont. More recent feedback from you combined with nationwide trends have given us reason to switch our focus from traditional video to a variety of video options that can maximize your new high-speed internet connection.

Consider running for Tipmont’s board of directors

Districts 1, 3 and 6 are up for election in 2019.

As an electric cooperative, Tipmont is guided by a board of directors elected by our membership to represent their best interests when making important decisions. Being a member of this board is an incredibly important position in our community. The board’s decisions impact issues such as service rates, rights of way and work plans. This position holds significant responsibility and requires individuals who understand their community’s needs and serve the cooperative members’ best interest.

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