LPEA Pagosa Springs ‘Fill the Bucket’ food drive

Furthering commitment to community, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, (Local IBEW 111 26A) and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) have organized a “Fill the Bucket” food drive Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16, benefitting the Community Methodist Food Bank in Pagosa Springs.

LPEA’s “bucket” trucks — those vehicles used by LPEA line crews to access overhead electrical lines — will be stationed at the downtown Pagosa Springs City Market (755 San Juan St.) Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at Pagosa’s uptown City Market (63 N. Pagosa Blvd.) Sunday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members are encouraged to drop by and “fill the buckets” of the trucks with non-perishable food items (canned goods or boxed/bagged dry goods).

“This is a terrific idea developed by LPEA’s IBEW members,” said Jeannie Bennett, LPEA public relations manager who handles community event efforts for the co-op. “It’s perfect timing in advance of Thanksgiving, and we hope a lot of folks will bring their food donations to help ensure those less fortunate in Archuleta County will enjoy a hearty and healthy Thanksgiving meal.”

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. 

For further information on the “Fill the Bucket” food drive, contact Bennett at (970) 382-3505, or jbennett@lpea.coop.