Kankakee Valley REMC recently made a donation to the 4-H fairs in Starke and Pulaski counties in the amount of $5000 to assist with the 4-H program and maintenance to the fairgrounds. Amanda Steeb, communications director for KVREMC, said the company is committed to providing these donations each year for the next decade as part of their commitment to the community.
“We have a long-standing commitment to the community and within that is our dedication to the 4-H program because it does involve a lot of youth in the area, which we see our youth as our next cooperative leaders in the area. So this is something that we believe in the 4-H program and we believe in what the fairs bring to the community and also to the youth in the area and this is our way of helping the local fairs continue to offer these great programs and great fairs,” said Steeb.
KVREMC will also participate as a buyer at the Starke County 4-H livestock auction this year, and on top of that, employees of KVREMC will be conducting a high-voltage safety demonstration at the fair on July 17 at 5:30 p.m. to educate individuals about the importance of respecting electricity.
Dennis Weiss, the CEO of KVREMC, said in a press statement that they have supported the fairs each year through donations and involvement because of what it does for the community and the pride it brings to those involved in the 4-H program. He said it is the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers and community leaders that makes the fairs successful year after year.