• LPEA raising funds for American Cancer Society Relay for Life


    Variety of events to add dollars to LPEA’s donation

    To help raise funds for the up-coming American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, employees of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) are inviting the community to participate in a variety of fundraising events at LPEA, 45 Stewart St. (Bodo Park), Durango.

    “For the Spaghetti and Frito Pie lunches, we’ll be serving up hearty plates in the LPEA board room as a nice, casual lunch for a good cause,” said Jeannie Bennett, LPEA public relations coordinator who is organizing the LPEA Relay for Life events. “Suggested donation is $5, and all dollars donated go to Relay for Life.”

    For the Community Yard Sale, to be held in the LPEA parking lot, individuals or businesses are invited to participate as vendors for a flat fee of $20. Proceeds from all items sold remain with the vendor, or can be donated to Relay for Life. Additionally, community members wishing to simply donate items to sell at the yard sale can drop items off at LPEA at 7 a.m. on June 15.

    “And we look forward to lots of folks coming out to shop the yard sale that day,” added Bennett. “We will also have lunch and refreshments for sale.”

    Reservations are required for the Bunco Fundraiser on June 20. The entry fee is $25 per person (18 and older), with $20 of each entry fee donated to Relay for Life. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in LPEA’s multi-purpose/board room, with the Bunco tournament following.

    “We hope to make this an annual event,” said LPEA’s Kelly Alsum, who is coordinating the evening. “There will be cash prizes and door prizes – plus a lot of fun.”

    To reserve a seat for the Bunco Fundraiser, contact Alsum at 970.382.7174.

    LPEA will be fielding a team to walk the Relay for Life, set for June 28 at Fort Lewis College. For further information about LPEA’s community involvements, contact Jeannie Bennett at 970.382.3505, or jbennett@lpea.coop.

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with nearly 41,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. More information is available at www.lpea.coop.

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