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…


Pay It Forward – February 2019 – Kim Greene

When Field Service Technician Kim Greene was selected in February as Laurens Electric’s employee Pay It Forward recipient, she chose to spread the love around the community. First, she chose to pay forward $150 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kim already donates to St. Jude’s monthly and said, “My heart goes out to these…


Santa’s Special Pay It Forward – January 2019

As a seasonal volunteer-employee of LEC, the co-op has decided that Santa Claus should also have the chance to participate in its employee Pay It Forward program. Here’s how it works: every co-op employee is entered into a random drawing to receive $500 to pay forward in any way they choose. Each month a new name…


Pay It Forward – January 2019 – Dennis Fox

Dennis Fox, a Security Consultant for ProTec Services (a division of LEC), paid forward $500 to the Laurens County Humane Society as part of Laurens Electric’s employee Pay It Forward program. Dennis said, “It was hard to make a choice because there are so many worthy causes. However, I hate seeing innocent animals suffer so…


W.I.R.E.’s Jenny Ballard Scholarship

Jenny Ballard co-founded WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) in 1981, and is the wife of then ECSC Chief Executive Officer, Al Ballard. This scholarship, in her name is sponsored by WIRE. WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women Returning to College The WIRE Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have…