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OUR COMMUNITIES

Gaff-n-Go Returns in a Big Way

Gaff-n-Go Returns in a Big Way

A two-year hiatus is not a problem, if you’re on top of your game. That was one of the lessons of the 2022 Gaff-n-Go Lineworker Rodeo, which attracted a record number of competitors and crowds after the pandemic sidelined it in 2020 and 2021.

When 10,000 Leads to 120,000

When 10,000 Leads to 120,000

Millie Winstead tells the story of a woman who sadly informed her last fall that their traditional family contribution to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank wouldn’t be forthcoming in 2020 because she and her husband had been out of work for several months.

Coming Out On Top

Coming Out On Top

November/December 2021Our Communities is a story and picture feature that celebrates the spirit of co-op country. Have a submission that depicts your co-op or community? Contact [email protected] Out On Top ASHLEY KNAPP COULDN’T HELP BUT FEEL A LITTLE TUG...

Youth Tour 2021

Youth Tour 2021

September 2021Our Communities is a story and picture feature that celebrates the spirit of co-op country. Have a submission that depicts your co-op or community? Contact [email protected] spirited march on Williamsburg. OF THE MANY THINGS THAT THE GLOBAL...

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

August 2021It once was a community center. Now it needs help. IF YOU PASS BY IT, YOU MIGHT THINK IT WAS JUST AN OLD BUILDING. That’s a shame, because the Tuckahoe Neck Quaker Meeting House in Denton, Md., is one of the oldest wooden structures in continuous use as a...

“It Could Have Been My Son”

“It Could Have Been My Son”

July 2021A co-op member’s donation spreads into something special SHELBY “MIMI” BEALE DIDN’T SET OUT TO BE AN INSPIRATION. IT JUST WORKED OUT THAT WAY. Earlier this year, Beale, a Community Electric Cooperative member, contributed to a medical expense fund for Jesse...