LPEA to host member appreciation luncheons


    By Indiana Reed
    Special to The PREVIEW
    La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will host two complimentary luncheons for cooperative members, on Thursday, Sept. 14, in Durango, 45 Stewart St. (Bodo Industrial Park), and Thursday, Sept. 21, in Pagosa Springs, 603 S. 8th St.
    “We’re your friends and neighbors who serve you as part of your rural electric cooperative,” said Mike Dreyspring, LPEA CEO. “The luncheons are an opportunity for us to get together, get to know each other, talk about your concerns and remind us all of the spirit of being part of a cooperative. We truly enjoy meeting and talking with our members in person.”
    All LPEA members — those who pay their electric bills to LPEA — are invited to drop by either LPEA office between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the scheduled luncheon dates. No reservations are required.
    The casual buffet meals will be catered, and the Bar D Wranglers will provide entertainment in Durango, with Tim Sullivan set to serenade in Pagosa Springs.
    “The lunches will be held in LPEA’s truck barn/warehouse facilities at both locations,” said Ron Meier, manager of engineering and member relations. “It will offer our members a ‘behind-the-scene’ look at LPEA’s operations. These areas are not regularly open to the public.”
    Members are asked to park out front at both offices, though handicapped parking will be available, and parking attendants will direct those requiring assistance. Golf cart shuttles will also be available for those who don’t wish to walk across the LPEA facility yards to the lunch locations.
    “We really look forward to connecting with our members in a casual environment,” said Dreyspring. “As we remind folks, at LPEA we’re ‘part of everything you do,’ and you’re important to us.”
    For further information, visit www.lpea.coop or call 247-5786.