Serving our community

Posted on Sep 30 2019 in Noble REMC
Noble REMC CEO Ron Raypole, Journeyman Lineman Mike McCray and Manager of Engineering and Construction Doug Dickmeyer paint columns at Augusta Hills Learning, Recreation and Community Center’s clubhouse.

A usually quiet and remote property west of Albion was buzzing with activity recently when Noble REMC employees grabbed their paint brushes, gloves and bucket trucks to help bring a community center to life.

Noble REMC celebrated National Co-op Month early in order to help renovate the newly established Augusta Hills Learning, Recreation and Community Center as part of its annual Cooperative Community Day outreach.

The community center recently gained momentum in its aim to open as early as this fall, and Noble REMC saw an opportunity to help boost the organization and reach its goal by volunteering labor to install new ceiling tiles, hanging doors, trimming trees and repainting the clubhouse and barn, inside and out.

The work that was done throughout the day will help the center begin offering all-ages activities, including recreational opportunities, special interest classes and community events, to improve residents’ quality of life.

National Co-op Month is celebrated annually in October, but the electric cooperative didn’t want to wait to help when the opportunity presented itself.

“We always have our eyes on the community and how we can help our neighbors and friends,” Noble REMC CEO Ron Raypole said. “This all-ages community center is a huge step in providing more opportunities for interaction and activity for the residents in the community we call home. We jumped at the chance to help.”

While Noble REMC focused on giving back to the surrounding community and its residents, the impact of Community Day will be felt far and wide as electric cooperatives across Indiana celebrate Indiana’s Electric Cooperative’s Community Day throughout the rest of the year.

Field Technician Brad Wentworth, left, and Staking Technician Zane Gray work together to install new ceiling tiles.
Administrative Assistant Elena Vargas paints the inside of the community center’s barn.