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St. Croix Electric Cooperative continues commitment to community with donations

St. Croix Electric Cooperative (SCEC) – on behalf of its membership – announces the recipients of its 2012 Commitment to Community Grant program.

In 2012, SCEC awarded $10,000 in grants to the following local organizations: Youth Action Hudson, Woodville Senior Center, Willow River Piecemakers Quilt Guilders, Western Wisconsin Autism Advocacy, WEST CAP, VFW Post 10818, Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence, The Salvation Army/Grace Place, St. Croix County Recycling Program, St. Croix County Meat Animal Project, Spring Valley Stagehands Theater, Spring Valley Area Ambulance, Rush River Park, Quilts for Kids & Families, Our Neighbors’ Place, New Richmond Girl Scouts, Moms & Dads Against Meth, Inc., Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Post 10818, Hudson Boosters, Glenwood City Post Prom, Girl Scout Troop 55368 (Hudson), Girl Scout Troop 51109, Friends of the St. Croix Wetland Management District, Free Clinic of Pierce & St. Croix Counties, Family Resource Center, Deer Park Senior Center, Deer Park Public Library, Cub Scout Pack 9110 (Baldwin), Coordinated Family Services, BRIDGE for Hudson Youth, Inc., Baldwin-Woodville Youth Ball Association (BWYBA), Baldwin-Woodville Tennis Boosters, BW Backpack Buddy Program (Greenfield Elementary), Baldwin Area Pickleball.

“One of the seven cooperative principles is Concern for Community,” SCEC President/CEO Mark Pendergast said. “With the support of our members, we are pleased to be able to award $10,000 in Commitment to Community grants, annually, to organizations who work diligently to serve a need in our local communities.”

SCEC’s Commitment to Community program has been in existence for a decade. Grants range from $100 up to $500 and are intended to benefit organizations that address humanitarian, social, and educational needs within the Cooperative’s general service area. Applicants/selected organizations do not have to be Cooperative members to apply. Grant applications are available online at, at the SCEC office in Hammond (1925 Ridgeway St.) during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or by requesting a copy from Dana Bolwerk

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by members of the SCEC Board of Directors. The next deadline for applications is Feb. 18, 2013.

About SCEC

St. Croix Electric Cooperative (SCEC) was formed on Nov. 5, 1937 as a result of five farmers, who were determined to bring electricity to rural St. Croix County, Wis. Nearly two years later – May 24, 1939 – electricity was delivered to the first account. Today, the Cooperative operates 1,740 miles of distribution lines that serve more than 10,500 member accounts. SCEC strives to positively impact its community through Commitment to Community grants, scholarships, and offering members rebates and solutions to conserve and use energy wisely. Information is shared with members through the April annual meeting; Energy Lifestyles Magazine, which is published 11 times per year; online at; and via social media: @StCroixElecCoop (Twitter) and St. Croix County Energizer (Facebook).