Blue Ridge celebrates anniversary by honoring ‘Bolts Of Brightness’

UPSTATE — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Inc., a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution utility that serves more than 64,000 customers in the Upstate, celebrated its 75th anniversary on Aug. 14.

[cointent_lockedcontent]To further highlight the milestone, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative honored 75 members of the local community during a special event called “Bolts of Brightness” on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Madren Center in Clemson.

“Bolts of Brightness” was established in conjunction with the 75th anniversary to recognize members in the local community that embody the spirit of the cooperative’s mission. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative opened nominations to Blue Ridge members and selected 75 individuals who have volunteered personal time to serve others in the community. Each honoree was recognized with an award, and $500 will be donated to a charitable organization of their choice. Additionally, the honorees and their nominators were recognized at the special event.

“At Blue Ridge Electric, we wanted to highlight a special group of members who have committed extraordinary acts of kindness within our community,” said Charles Dalton, president and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. “This is our way to thank the community that has supported and embraced us as a business for 75 years.”

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