WCEC Presents $1,500 Check to Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis

Today Debbie Robinson, CEO and General Manager of Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WCEC), along with cooperative employees, presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club during their weekly meeting. This check was made possible through one of WCEC’s software vendors, SEDC.

For the second year SEDC held a video contest for current software customers. The guidelines were simple. Contestants were urged to be creative and have fun while focusing on how SEDC’s products bring about efficiencies.

There were three categories: Drama, Comedy, and Creativity, with each having a top prize of $2,000. Per the rules, all competitors posted their videos online. Then the public was invited to vote for their top choice in each category. Following the voting period, SEDC employees also voted on some employee choice awards.

While WCEC’s “A Day in the Life of Noodles” didn’t earn first place in the Comedy Category where it competed, it did win some very generous SEDC Employee Choice Awards. It garnered $500 for Best Portrayal of a Mime, $500 for Best Product Placement of the SEDC Brand, and $500 for Best Off Camera Performance (For Exceptionalism In Banana Tossing). The total of $1,500 in winnings was donated to the Kiwanis for their Splash Pad Project.

About this donation, Debbie Robinson said, “It pleases me greatly to be able to donate this prize money on behalf of our employees and the cooperative. This was a generous gift by SEDC and we are grateful to them to be able to gift this money to help the Kiwanis with their Splash Pad Project. Once it is built, I know our local children and visitors are going to enjoy it immensely.”

This is the second year that WCEC has competed in this contest and won. Last year the cooperative won $2,350, which was donated to The Child Advocacy Center for their Rainbow Room Shower Project. In two years the total donated to local projects through SEDC’s generosity is $3,850.

Toni Cole, President of the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club, received the check for the Kiwanis Club and their Splash Pad project and said, “The Quitman Lake Fork Kiwanis Club is excited that Wood County Electric Cooperative shares our commitment to the children of our community. We are honored to accept WCEC’s generous donation which helps bring us all one step closer to making the splash pad a reality.”

About the Quitman – Lake Fork Kiwanis Club Splash Pad Project – In 2015 the club will build a splash park in Quitman to celebrate Kiwanis International’s 100th anniversary. The project will cost about $100,000. With this donation, only $28,000 more is needed to completely fund it. The splash pad will be built in Governor Jim Hogg Park and will be a free attraction open to the visiting public. The Quitman/Lake Fork Kiwanis Club is a non-profit 501(C)(4) dedicated to helping children. To donate to the Splash Pad Project, please go to www.gofundme.com/quitmansplashpark or call 903-394-8941 and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/qlfkiwanisclub.

About Wood Country Electric Cooperative – Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a notfor-profit electric cooperative with the mission of providing member-customers reliable electric service at a reasonable rate. WCEC serves over 34,000 meters in parts of nine counties throughout northeast Texas, including Camp, Franklin, Hopkins, Rains, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood. For further information about WCEC, visit www.wcec.org.