SVEC in the Community – September 2022

September 2022

Touch-a-Truck is coming!

Save the date for the free Touch-A-Truck family event hosted by Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative.

On November 12, children and adults are invited to explore trucks, emergency vehicles, and heavy machinery at SVEC’s office: 11340 100th Street in Live Oak. Vehicle drivers and operators will answer questions, too.

  • Free admission
  • Bounce house, face painting and other free activities for kids
  • Food and drink available, with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Suwannee Valley

Have a unique vehicle and want to participate? Email Christy Tuckey.

Register to Vote Today!

To vote in the upcoming elections, register with the state by October 11. You may register to vote, or update your voter registration information, online with the Florida Online Voter Registration System.

All Packed Up

Student helping to distribute backpacksLast month, SVEC proudly helped to distribute backpacks for the Back 2 School Bash at African Missionary Baptist Church in Live Oak and the Suwannee County School District’s Back to School Bash.

The church’s annual event was first held 8 years ago when a small group of friends filled around 150 backpacks with school supplies to help students keep up with their studies. This year’s event was in memory of co-founder Bryce Johnson.

The school district’s Back to School Bash saw volunteers fill 1,500 backpacks with supplies in just 2 hours. Each backpack was given to a student later during meet-your-teacher days.

A Sound Ride

New Suwannee High School band trailerSVEC employees pitched in to make sure the Suwannee High School band trailer is ready for the new football season. Communications Specialist Christy Tuckey worked with Band Director Clayton McPeak on a new logo for The Sound of Suwannee. Meanwhile, Dispatcher Oliver Pidgeon placed the logo on the band trailer. Mechanics Raymond Poole and Ross Wood worked on repairs and inspections to make sure the trailer is ready to hit the road.