Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative recently hosted a hot dog lunch to reward the highest achievers in the Accelerated Reader program at Chase City Elementary School.

David Lipscomb, MEC vice president of member and energy services, addressed the approximately 95 students in attendance, emphasizing the necessity for good reading skills in every profession and encouraging them to continue in the AR program.

After lunch, Brad Snead, MEC ground technician, was on hand with his gear and a bucket truck to answer questions from the children, and Dustin Francis, MEC community relations coordinator, presented a short program on safety.

At the end of the program, each student was recognized and received a special gift.

—Report by Dolores Cabaniss, Public Relations Specialist, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative