City events mark Public Power Week


Staff Report



LUMBERTON — The city of Lumberton is holding several activities to mark Public Power Week, which begins today.

All the events will be held at City Hall, which is at 500 N. Cedar St.

Monday is Trivia Day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during which participants will be quizzed on how much they know about public power. Winners will be announced Oct. 10.

There will be an Energy Fair Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring representatives of the Lumbee Tribe, Department of Social Services, Robeson County Church and Community Center, ElectriCities, and Nexgrid, which makes “smart meters” being tested in Lumberton. Attendees can learn about the meters, soon to be in use city-wide, and local energy assistance programs.

Wednesday is School Day, during which elementary school students will tour City Hall to learn more about public power from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Coloring contests for ages 6 to 12 will be held Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with winners announced Oct. 10.

Friday will bring a Career Day, during with representatives from administration to field staff will be available to speak with anyone interested in a career path in public power. Career Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

The city of Lumberton has been serving the community with public power since 1904 and serves more than 11,000 customers, including 2,500 commercial accounts.

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