Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC) is calling for participants for the 28th annual East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS). WCEC, along with eight other east Texas electric cooperatives, will host the seminar from June 27- July 1, 2016, at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.
WCEC offers this all expenses paid trip to ten sophomores and juniors who are attending high school in the WCEC service area. Participants are selected on the basis of overall excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities including leadership positions, academic awards, and civic activities.
While at ETREYS students can expect to participate in workshops, seminars, and peer group activities that range from leadership development to pure entertainment. Nationally-known personalities, college professors, and community leaders are scheduled to speak at this year's event. Additionally, each student has a chance to compete for scholarships.
WCEC is committed to the communities we serve, and sending students to ETREYS is just another way to further that commitment. Students interested in applying can download an application.  The deadline to submit an application is May 2, 2016.

Stop by the Business Showcase
Stop in and see us at the East Texas Area Business Showcase on Thursday, April 7th. This FREE event held at Mineola Civic Center and will offer business exhibits, networking opportunities, and chances to win prizes. The doors open at 10:30 am and will continue until 6:00 pm. FREE lunch will begin at 12:00 pm, with live entertainment and prize drawings throughout the day. The evening will close at 5:45 pm with a Grand Prize drawing of $500. For more information, search East Texas Area Business Showcase on Facebook.
Safety Tips  

 Keep an eye out for outdoor hazards 
  • Water and electricity do not mix. Avoid damp conditions when using electricity. 
  • Use only weather-resistant heavy gauge extension cords outdoors.
  • Never use metal ladders near power lines.
  • Use caution while trimming trees. If trees are near power lines, contact WCEC to trim.
  • Remember that power lines are underground as well. Before you dig dial 811.
For more safety tips visit our Safety & Consumer Tips
Energy Efficiency Tips 
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd by giving back to the environment and planting a deciduous tree near your home. Deciduous trees provide extra shade during summer months to keep your home cooler and give your AC a much needed break. And, during the fall deciduous trees lose their leaves allowing sunlight to warm your home.
For more energy efficiency tips visit our Energy Savings Center.

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