Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville West gets a facelift from Boone REMC


Boone REMC was one of 33 electric cooperatives in Indiana to participate in the third annual Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day on Oct. 14.

Chad Farris uses a bucket truck to repair gutters. (Submitted photo)

Chad Farris uses a bucket truck to repair gutters. (Submitted photo)

Nine Boone REMC employees spent the day at the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville West, painting several interior rooms of the facility and using a bucket truck to reattach gutter down spouts on the building’s exterior and change lightbulbs in the parking lot.

The Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville helps area youth develop the skills, fitness, and character they need to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Executive Director Tim Fretz said the West Club serves about 220 children ages 5 to 18 every day after school and about 35 children before school.

“We certainly appreciate Boone REMC coming and helping us out,” Fretz said. “Without the equipment they brought, it would be very difficult for us to get some of these projects accomplished. Also, we’ve been in the transition of trying to change some of the colors in the Club, just to give it a facelift for the kids. When they see something new and taken care of, then they want to take care of it and be part of it.”

More than 50 unique service projects were completed during Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day. This initiative provides electric cooperatives the opportunity to use their time, skills, and expertise to make a positive impact throughout the state of Indiana.

“Investing in the communities we serve is at the forefront of everything we do,” said Mandy Saucerman, Boone REMC’s communications and marketing specialist. “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day provides us with the opportunity to work in tandem with other cooperatives throughout the state toward a single goal of making an impact on our state.”