EMEPA to hold 75th Anniversary celebration

East Mississippi Electric Power Association will celebrate 75 years of service to east Mississippi on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at MSU-Meridian’s Kahlmus Auditorium with food, fun, free health screenings and great prizes, including up to $750 in electricity credits.

This year’s 75th Annual Meeting will feature a look back at how EMEPA electrified rural east Mississippi beginning in the 1930s, as well as a glimpse into EMEPA’s growth into the modern-day source of safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 36,900 homes, businesses and churches in east Mississippi.

“We are celebrating the success of people helping themselves,” says EMEPA General Manager Wayne Henson. “Those who established EMEPA had a recognized need and found a way to meet that need. This is a testimonial to those courageous men and women from that era that dared to build a better life for themselves, their children and their community.”

In addition, the Annual Meeting will inform EMEPA members of the actions taken during the past year and the election of three directors.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 5 and make plans to attend EMEPA’s 75th Annual Meeting celebration. If you have any questions about the Annual Meeting or just want to know more, please contact EMEPA’s Marketing and Communication Department at 601.581.8624 or visit www.emepa.com.

EMEPA is an electric distribution cooperative serving more than 36,900 families and businesses in Winston, Kemper, Lauderdale, Clarke, Attala, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Jasper and Wayne counties.