Pumpkins at the Park event celebrates Co-op Month
The east side of Thompson Park in Guymon will be covered in orange the evening of October 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the second annual Pumpkins at the Park event.
Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI) and Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) are holding the free event to celebrate National Co-op Month. “Cooperatives Build” is the theme for this year’s celebration, highlighting the many advantages cooperatives offer to their members and the communities in which they live and work. Nationwide, cooperatives create 2.1 million jobs and generate more than $650 billion in sales and other revenue annually.
Pumpkins at the Park promises fun for the whole family. Free pumpkins will be given to children for the decorating contest and families will enjoy fall photos, rides on the Lions Club train and free hot dogs, water and candy.
Pumpkin decorating begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Decorating materials will be supplied. First and second place prizes will be announced for each age category at 6:45 p.m. Main Street Guymon volunteers will judge the contest in honor of Main Street Month.
“Because we serve much of the same customer base, it makes sense to come together as cooperatives to celebrate Co-op Month with those who support us,” said Shawn Hanson, chief executive officer, PTCI.
TCEC Chief Executive Officer Zac Perkins said, “This is a fun way to show our appreciation for our members and celebrate the cooperative spirit.”
PTCI and TCEC are local cooperatives serving the Oklahoma Panhandle. Together, they are taking the sixth universal cooperative principle of “Cooperation Among Cooperatives” to heart by helping co-ops build a better world and improving the quality of life for members in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
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Headquartered in Hooker, Oklahoma, Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. TCEC is committed to improving the quality of life for its members and communities by delivering safe, reliable and affordable electric service. The cooperative serves about 23,000 meters in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, the northern border of the Texas Panhandle and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. For more information, visit www.tcec.coop.
Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI) is headquartered in Guymon, Oklahoma, with branch offices in Boise City, Beaver, and Laverne, Oklahoma. In addition to providing high-quality, fiber-optic home and business telephone service, PTCI provides 4G LTE cellular service with nationwide coverage, high-speed Internet service, and digital television service to customers in the Oklahoma Panhandle area. For more information, visit www.ptci.net.