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Thursday event marks Public Power Week

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:59 am

Customers of the Tullahoma Utilities Authority (TUA) are invited to the utility’s annual Public Power Week Celebration, set for 3 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday).

The event will be held at the TUA service building, located at 901 S. Jackson St.

According to TUA officials, the event is a way for TUA and the community to celebrate the reliability of public power. TUA is one of more than 2,000 electric utilities that collectively provide power on a nonprofit basis to 45 million Americans.

Public Power Week is a national, annual event that originated 31 years ago. It is sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community and state-owned electric utilities.

TUA will host a variety of events, including bucket truck rides, pizza, ice cream, memorial utility pole climbs, a prize wheel with cash giveaways, a bounce house, games and face painting.

Created in 1947, TUA has approximately 80 employees and serves approximately 10,700 electric customers.