After more than 30 years at Sunbelt, the Electric Membership Cooperatives (EMCs) of Georgia and Touchstone Energy exhibit will return to its premier location at A- 6 across from the Family Living Center.
Visitors should stop by for energy saving “recipes”, renewable energy updates, and reminders to cast your vote in the November presidential election.
The EMCs in Georgia have joined electric cooperatives across the
nation to help get out the vote and boost voter turnout in areas served
by cooperatives to ensure that EMCs are heard loud and clear every
day — and especially on election day.
For more information, EMCs are encouraging attendees to visit the Co-ops Vote
website, www.vote.coop, and take the
pledge to become a co-op voter and support your community and electric cooperative when voting in November.
The website gives information on elected officials and candidates, and background
on eight key co-op issues that elected officials should understand and support: rural
broadband access, hiring and honoring veterans, low-income energy assistance, cyber-security, water regulation, rural health care
access, affordable and reliable energy, and
ENERGY SAVING “RECIPES”
A number of displays and exhibits will be featured within the tent,
showcasing easy-to-implement energy saving tips. For example, lighting upgrades can be simple, provide immediate energy savings, and
improve room or home aesthetics and safety. Approximately 70 percent of light bulb sockets in the U.S. still contain inefficient light bulbs.
Replacing them with an Energy Star certified light bulb — even before
the current bulb burns out — is a smart decision.
ELECTRIC SAFE TY
In addition to new products and technologies, electrical safety will be
a prominent component of this year’s exhibit. Agricultural accidents
involving electricity pose a serious danger across the country. To illustrate, the EMCs will present four high voltage demonstrations each day
at 9: 30 a.m., 11: 30 a.m., 1: 30 p.m., and 3: 30 p.m.
The EMCs will offer safety lessons in the form of fun activities for
children, such as becoming an “electric linemen.” Kids can suit up with
line worker equipment — hat, gloves, and belts — then “climb” a 10-
foot electric pole (with supervision) to see what it takes to get the
lights back on.
RECREATION AND RELAXATION
The bold, beautiful, multi-colored Touchstone Energy hot air balloon
will return this year and take flight over the Sunbelt site at 9 a.m. and
4: 30 p.m. each day, weather permitting.
In addition, Oscar the Robot will return and provide “shows”
throughout the day, sharing messages about electric safety. Oscar is a
life-size robot that walks and talks and has become an unofficial mascot at Sunbelt and a familiar sight to the public.
Finally, since summer temperatures linger in South Georgia into
October, the exhibit will offer complimentary cold bottled water and
freshly popped popcorn.
The Schedule of Events includes: EMC High Voltage Demonstrations — 9: 30, 11: 30, 1: 30, and 3: 30 daily; and Touchstone Energy
Hot Air Balloon — Tuesday-Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 4: 30 p.m., and
Thursday, 9 a.m.
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