The city of Rocky Mount Celebrates Public Power and Public Natural Gas Week
Rocky Mount, Sept. 26, 2013 – Public Power and Public Natural Gas Week will be observed during the week of Oct. 6-12.
The annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the value of having community-owned electricand natural gas systems.
Rocky Mount Public Utilities is one of 2,000 electric and 1,000 natural gas public utilities that provide services on a not-for-profit basis to millions of customers across the United States.
“We are proud to be a hometown electric and natural gas provider,” said Utilities
Director Rich Worsinger. “As a system governed and operated by the very customers we serve, we continue to find ways to deliver electricity and natural gas reliably and safely.”
RMPU invites community members to participate in a variety of activities to celebrate
Public Power and Public Natural Gas Week. Activities will be in conjunction with the 6th annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down in downtown Rocky Mount.
On Friday, October 11, RMPU will sponsor a free outdoor concert by The Embers from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Train Station Common.
Also on Friday, RMPU will host a Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. on the corner of Hammond and S. Church Streets. All tournament proceeds will go to the Winter Assistance for Rocky Mount Program.
There is a $30 entry fee per team. Cash prizes for the winning teams have been provided by ElectriCities. First place prize is $300, second place is $150 and third place is $50. Teams may pre-register online prior to the tournament.
Late registration and check-in begin at 5 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, visit www.bbqthrowdown.net/cornhole.html.
The festivities continue on Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the RMPU display on the corner of Nash and S. Church Streets. Both kids and adults will enjoy electric and natural gas safety demonstrations, pole-climbing demonstrations, games,and information on Utilities services and energy efficiency programs.
Plus, visitors to the display can play Plinko for prize giveaways.
One lucky winner will even win $100 off his or her utility bill. “Public Power and Public Natural Gas Week gives us a chance to interact with the community we serve.
By visiting our activities and events, customers get the opportunity to learn first-hand about our services and to meet the employees-their neighbors and friends who work to provide these services,” said Worsinger.
The BBQ Throw Down and Public Power and Public Natural Gas Week activities are free to the public. For more information or for a complete schedule of events, please visit www.bbqthrowdown.net.