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West River Electric Parade of Lights float entry "Lighting up your Christmas"

PARADE OF LIGHTS 19th Annual Veronica Kusser veronica.kusser@westriver.coop

West River Electric has been lighting up Western South Dakota since 1939. This year the linemen wanted to take a little different approach to lighting up South Dakota. They came by my office one day and asked why we don't participate in the Rapid City Parade of Lights? Well I didn't really have an answer for this question, except that it takes time and resources to accomplish that task. Their next question was, well "If we provide that can we do it?" Well of course, if you have that kind of time, imagination and energy, let's do it. As you all know this is a busy time of the year, and we have to be 10394600 prepared at any given time to send those buckets out if outages occur and if extra poles are needed, the trailers have to be ready to roll. Well the first order of business was to hope for no bad weather. What a beautiful fall, and we couldn't have asked for a nicer November leading up to Thanksgiving. Our wish was granted. Dustin, Mike and a few of the other linemen proceeded to put lights on the trailer and truck. Light it up, they did. I was very excited when I went out to the shop for the first view of the trailer. The 6

Cooperative Connections | January 2018

Dustin Brimm and Turner Donahue were two of the elves on the float at the Parade of Lights.

Wrea jan 2018  

PDF of the 2018 January Cooperative Connections

Wrea jan 2018  

PDF of the 2018 January Cooperative Connections