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Iowa Shine the Light Contest

Iowa Shine the Light Contest

  • Posted: 06.16.2022

Nominate a Local Volunteer by June 30!

Do you know someone in our community who deserves to be recognized for making a difference? Nominate them for our Shine the Light contest by June 30 and they could win $2,000 for their local charity or nonprofit.

"We're really excited to participate in this statewide effort to celebrate our cooperative commitment to community," remarked Tim McCollough, CEO of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. "There are many volunteers throughout our service area who deserve to be recognized."

Sponsored by the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Iowa, this contest debuted last year and celebrates the people who make our communities better. Three winners will be announced in September and each will receive a $2,000 donation for their charity or nonprofit. The winners will also be featured in the September issue of Iowa Electric Cooperative Living magazine.

How to Nominate
Member-owners and employees of Iowa's electric cooperatives are eligible to nominate local volunteers. If you receive electricity from Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, you're a co-op member-owner and we encourage you to nominate someone who is making a positive impact in the community. The volunteer being nominated does not need to be a co-op member-owner. Minors may be nominated with consent from their parents or legal guardians.

Go to Iowa Shine the Light by June 30 to make a nomination and to review the contest rules. Nominators will need to provide contact information and answer this question in 500 words or less: How has your nominee made a positive difference in the community and why do they deserve to be recognized?

Help us shine the light on our community volunteers; make a nomination by June 30!

Christmas Acres 2020

Christmas Acres 2020

  • Posted: 12.28.2020

Christmas Acres

People are driving in from hours away to view a beautiful Christmas display tucked away in the countryside of North West REC territory, and it is called Christmas Acres, located at 18481 Impala Ave Le Mars, IA. Christmas Acres opens the weekend before thanksgiving and stays open through December 31st. Visitors can drive or walk-through Christmas Acres any night from 5-10pm to see the extravagant light display.

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