Pay Forward August 2019 – Marie Bishop

LEC Payroll Administrator Marie Bishop paid forward $500 in toys, books, movies and other supplies to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Prisma Health–Upstate (formerly Greenville Memorial) hospital. She was inspired to help when her 13 year old niece Addison became critically ill in February of 2019 and was admitted to the PICU. Marie…


Upstate bikers brave scorching heat, raise $12,000 in LEC’s Ride to Give

On Saturday, August 17, Laurens Electric Cooperative hosted its 2019 annual Motorcycle Ride to Give. Despite soaring temperatures, more than 400 participants rode in this year’s event, and raised $12,000 to benefit the Cooperative Caring and the employee Pay It Forward program. The ride featured dual starts at Laurens Electric’s main office on Highway 14…


Ride to Give

In Laurens Electric’s 2019 Annual Motorcycle Run On Saturday, August 17, Laurens Electric Cooperative will host its 2019 Annual Motorcycle Run. This event will differ only slightly from the Poker Runs in years past. Instead of playing cards, riders will receive prize-drawing tickets at each stop along the route. Where: The ride will feature dual…


Pay It Forward June 2019 – Sherry Brantley

LEC Dispatch Controller Sherry Brantley paid forward $500 to co-worker and Customer Service Representative Jamesia In addition to suffering from a medical condition that has caused her to miss work,  Jamesia – a single mother – also recently became guardian of her two nephews as well as full time caretaker of her grandmother. Sherry said,…


Pay It Forward – May 2019 – Sherri Davenport

As President of LEC’s chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE), May’s recipient of the employee Pay It Forward funds Sherri Davenport is hyper-aware of the needs of people in her community. WIRE is a community service organization affiliated with electric cooperatives in South Carolina. Laurens Electric’s chapter of WIRE consists of co-op employees and…


Pay It Forward – April 2019 – Wayne Fricks

April’s recipient of the employee Pay It Forward funds, Lineman Wayne Fricks, donated $500 to local organizations and individuals. In addition to helping an Enoree woman who needs a lung transplant and donating to the Laurens County Food Ministry, Wayne also gave to United Ministries of Clinton. The organization provides financial help to qualifying residents…


Local People. Serving You.

THANKS to the 2,941 Laurens Electric members who attended our annual meeting June 1. They made it a truly beautiful Saturday morning. If you couldn’t be there, allow me to recap the highlights: Special honors: Chairman Charles Adair and I both remembered the late Leroy Blakely, who represented District 3 for decades, as well as…


Pay It Forward – March 2019 – Lisa Foster

March’s recipient of the employee Pay IT Forward funds, Billing Representative Lisa Foster, donated $500 to the Laurens Baptist Crisis Center. The Center is a non-profit organization sponsored by the churches of the Laurens Baptist Association to give assistance to people and families in Laurens County who are in crisis situations. Kay Leagans, Crisis Center…


Laurens Electric offers golfers shot at $1 million

Come to the Haas Family Golf Center (formerly Eagle Zone) on Pelham Road in Greenville Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 for a chance to win $1 million in Laurens Electric Cooperative’s 17th Annual Hole In One Shootout. All proceeds from the event will benefit Laurens Electric’s Community Impact Initiative, which provides grants to…


Laurens Electric Cooperative names Youth Trips winners

Victoria Bass, Amber Goolsby, and Jaimeen Shah are the winners of an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. sponsored by Laurens Electric Cooperative. They will travel with other South Carolina students to the nation’s capital where they will join more than 1,400 students from across the country. The nation’s electric cooperatives sponsor the one-week event each…


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