Around the Community

November 2020

Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament raises over $5,000 for United Way.

SVEC hosted the third annual Suwannee Cornhole Tournament on October 24 to raise money for United Way of Suwannee Valley. This year’s tournament featured 30 teams divided into competitive and novice brackets.

Players came from as far away as Callahan, Florida, and the event raised a little over $5,000, about $1,600 more than last year.

“The tournament gets bigger and better every year, and one of the things I like most about it is meeting the people who come out to play,” says SVEC Director of Communications Jon Little. “Everyone is friendly, courteous, and excited to be able to help out United Way. We have a great time.” SVEC is extremely grateful to the tournament’s sponsors:

  • Gusher Level: SVEC’s wholesale power provider, Seminole Electric Cooperative
  • Swish Level: First Federal Bank and SunStop Live Oak
  • Slider Level: Ace Pole Co., Ameris Bank, State Representative Chuck Brannan, Dixie Grill, Farmers Cooperative, Poole Realty, RIVER OAK Technical College, Sound Line Design, and Mr. Shawn Hingson
  • Ace Level: John’s Lawn Equipment and Suwannee County Elected Officials

Additionally, The Brown Lantern restaurant provided gift certificates for a raffle. North FL Cornhole organized the brackets and coordinated the games.

Scary Competition

Last month, SVEC participated in the scarecrow contest at Melody Church’s pumpkin patch by introducing “Mark,” the scarecrow lineman. For the last eight years, the pumpkin patch has provided a place for families to enjoy time together and create new memories. All proceeds from the pumpkin patch help fund Melody Church’s local missions to serve people and agencies within the community. Such missions include the church’s annual Love Week, where they commit to a daily act of love through community service. Through missions like these, the church has contributed in a variety of ways. From providing first responders breakfast to hosting soup kitchens and completing home repairs for the elderly, Melody Church aims to positively touch the lives of others through love and service.


Keeping Count

SVEC Communications & Public Relations Specialist Christy Tuckey (second from left in photo) served on the Suwannee County Census Committee, whose mission was to increase awareness and participation in the census. The committee conducted meetings and various community outreach activities from July 2019 through September 2020.


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