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By MARTY FINLEY
ELIZABETHTOWN — Next month marks 70 years of energy service by Nolin RECC to the region, and the cooperative wants to celebrate the occasion with the people they serve.
The annual Nolin RECC meeting is Friday at John Hardin High School. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. The business meeting begins at 7 p.m.
The meeting is a great way for the community to communicate with one another and have a relaxing night out at the same time, said Patsy Whitehead, communications coordinator for Nolin RECC.
“It’s really good entertainment and good fellowship,” she said. “It’s for the entire community and we want the community to come out.”
Nolin RECC members will receive a bucket filled with an assortment of gifts, including energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs.
Whitehead said it’s surprising, but most people are more excited to receive the light bulbs than any other item each year.
An array of entertainment also is scheduled for the event, providing live music and portraits.
Mike Snider, a comedian, banjo champion and musician who once appeared on the TV show “Hee Haw,” is one of the artists scheduled. Snider is accompanied by the Mike Snider String Band, which plays traditional songs with new or different arrangements, according to Snider’s Web site.
Rick Arnold, a musician and child entertainer, will offer a unique show, Whitehead said, that features him painting pictures while singing songs.
Caricaturist Denny Whelan and a second unannounced artist plan to draw exaggerated portraits.
Whitehead said having two artists at the event will ensure that lines are shorter.
Nolin RECC also plans to hold a members raffle throughout the event and those in attendance will be registered automatically at meeting registration.
Some of the gifts to be won include a home computer system, electrical appliances and electric bill credits, Whitehead said.
In addition to entertainment, the meeting offers a health fair with booths from Hardin Memorial Hospital and Lincoln Trail Health Department. People also can give blood if they wish with the inclusion of the bloodmobile this year, she said.
Whitehead said sandwiches and ice cream will be available and are the only part of the meeting that will cost money. The average cost of a meal is $3 to $4, she said.
Marty Finley can be reached at (270) 505-1762.