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LCEC’s 6th Annual Tunes & Taste Buds Fall Festival to Benefit United Way

LCEC’s 6th Annual Tunes & Taste Buds Fall Festival to Benefit United Way

LCEC is hosting its 6th Annual Tunes & Taste Buds Fall Festival on November 7, 2015 at the Tinsley Pavilion at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. All proceeds from this event with benefit the United Way of Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties. Admission is $6 for ages 6+. Event will include live music performed by 14 extremely talented LCEC employees. Attendees are invited to bring their own food to this event or preorder a boxed meal from Boston Market by October 30. In addition to hours of live music, there will be a HUGE Chinese raffle and 50/50. There will also be a 2004 Toyota Tacoma raffled off at the event! Also included in this event are free activities for kids including a bounce house. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. No coolers, chairs or pets permitted. Admission and raffle tickets can be bought by visiting www.uw.lcec.net/tnt.hmtl or at the gate. Contact tnt@lcec.net with questions.

Who: Public is invited
What: Tunes & Taste Buds Fall Festival to benefit United Way
When: Saturday, November 7, 2015 – gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Tinsley Pavilion at the Lee Civic Center, North Fort Myers
Why: To raise funds for the United Way of Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties.

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Sanibel Sea School Purchasing Solar Panels

The Sanibel Sea School is taking their commitment to conduct business in an environmentally friendly manner to a new level by installing a 20 kilowatt solar package to their administration building. This project is anticipated to cost $40,000 which will be paid through donations from several family foundations and private donors. The Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization and the installation of these solar panels could save them close to $5,000 a year. The solar panels that the Sanibel Sea School is purchasing will generate more electricity than the school will use so the excess energy will be purchased by the School’s electric provider, LCEC, and the energy will be dispersed directly to LCEC customers. The School will still be responsible for electric charges incurred during the evening hours. “We will be generating more electricity during the day than we use during the night, so we will become self-sufficient,” Sanibel Sea School Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill said. “We typically pay about $5,000 a year for our electricity, so now, our bill will basically be zero.”

LCEC currently has 205 customers (27 commercial, 178 residential) in its Net Metering Program. To find out more about how this program works, visit https://lcec.net/pdf/PVQuestions.pdf.

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LCEC/United Way Golf Tournament Breaks Record

The Annual LCEC/United Way Golf Tournament broke its record this year, raising an impressive $51,000 for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties. The tournament was held on October 3 at the Pelican Preserve golf course in Fort Myers. Congratulations to first place winners Zane Taylor, Rodney Jamison, Jason Holley and Dan O’Brien with Southeast Power. LCEC wishes to thank all those who supported this tournament through sponsorships, participation or volunteering.

By the numbers:
$51,000 – Amount raised for the United Way
113 – Golfers
40 – Prize donors
30 – Sponsors
25 – Volunteers

For more information on LCEC’s United Way Golf Tournament, visit www.lcec.net/golf.html.

LCEC Employees Complete 100 Mile Challenge

LCEC is on a mission to fight America’s number one killer, heart disease. This mission led LCEC to establish the 100 Mile Challenge as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) movement to get all Americans walking. 26 teams of LCEC employees competed in the challenge of walking 100 miles in four weeks. In total, these 78 employees logged:

–8,777 miles
–60,689 minutes of activity
–1,791,560 steps

“We were thrilled to have 100 percent of our top leadership support and participate in this challenge,” Human Resources Analyst and 100 Mile Challenge Coordinator Jen McClain said. Incentives for this challenge included a challenge t-shirt for all participants who logged at least 10 miles by the end of week two. All teams whose participants logged at least 100 miles during the four week challenge were entered into a drawing for a fit bit for each team member.

LCEC’s 100 Mile Challenge was done using the AHA’s website for “online activity.” Wellness is a huge part of LCEC’s culture. From weight loss challenges to onsite nutrition counseling and fitness classes, LCEC provides a myriad of opportunities for employees to live healthy lifestyles. Along with being honored for its ongoing wellness initiative, LCEC works in the community to spread the message of wellness. LCEC’s CEO Dennie Hamilton is this year’s AHA Heart Walk Chair for Lee County.

ABOUT LCEC
Established in 1940, LCEC is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Marco Island, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Everglades City, Immokalee, Ave Maria, and parts of Lehigh Acres. LCEC is committed to providing efficient, reliable, cost-competitive electric and emerging energy solutions and excellent service to our customers. LCEC is also a major contributor to the local economy as one of the largest employers in Lee County with nearly 400 employees and by its support of many local agencies through charitable giving, volunteerism and environmental stewardship.

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