CHELCO celebrates 75 years of service
In August, Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative marked 75 years of providing electricity to rural Walton and Okaloosa, as well as portions of Holmes and Santa Rosa, counties.
We are celebrating by inviting everyone to visit a display of historic artifacts such as household items used in the days before and shortly after electrification. The display had its debut at the Walton County Heritage Museum in August.
It was showcased at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library in September and the Freeport Public Library in October. In November, it was featured during the 11th Annual Baker Heritage Day Festival and graciously hosted by the Baker Block Museum.
It's now housed at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso until mid-January. The display will be featured at the 2016 Chautauqua Assembly in DeFuniak Springs on January 29. It will also be on display for all members to enjoy at CHELCO's 2016 Annual Meeting on April 16.