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Falls hosts Electric Open House

10/3/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photos courtesy of city of Cuyahoga Falls
CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Cuyahoga Falls Electric System celebrated its 125th anniversary Sept. 21. Customers were treated to a grilled hot dog lunch, demonstrations, tours and giveaways. Mayor Don Robart also welcomed customers.

Those present learned how department personnel watch the electric system for problems and how they respond when problems occur. Demonstrations included air tests on high-voltage gloves, as Pat Murphy demonstrates at near right, and high-voltage electric insulation tests. The Hazard Hamlet was available to help teach children safety around electricity. The energy bike showed customers how much more work it is to power incandescent light bulbs as compared to compact fluorescent bulbs.

The 125th Anniversary Raffle awarded 125 prizes, including the grand prize to Aminah Fogarty. Those present who did not win received their choice of consolation giveaways. Children present received giveaways and were treated to bucket truck rides once the rain cleared. Shown at right bottom are Megan McNosky and Mike McGall.

The Cuyahoga Falls Electric System will celebrate Public Power Pride Week Oct. 10 at the Cuyahoga Falls Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be electric displays and a special presentation at noon, and customers will receive Energy Conservation Kits.

Oct. 11 is Bill Pay Giveaway Day. Customers are invited to go to Utility Billing at City Hall between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to receive a free pack of energy-efficient light bulbs. They can pay utility bills at the same time.

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