15:27 PM

Field Day isn't Just for Kids

(L-R) Tracie Morris, Jefferson District customer service representative; Jeff Chandler, journeyman lineman; Tiffany Smallwood, help desk analyst; Ganella Bolden, Jefferson District department secretary; and Charles Flanagan, Jefferson District field service representative, demonstrate the sack race at Benton Elementary School's 2014 Field Day event

Each of Jackson EMC’s four districts participate in Partners in Education (PIE), and as part of their annual activities, the Jefferson District takes part in Field Day at Benton Elementary School, in Nicholson.

Employees play a role in the fun-filled day, joining students in inside and outside games, sports and contests. They also help supervise the bounce houses and water games, while spending quality time interacting with both students and school administrators.

“Knowing the importance of exercise and recreational activities, we’ve participated in Field Day at the elementary school for more than 15 years,” says Jefferson District/Department Secretary Ganella Bolden. “We’re very proud of the relationship we have with the local school systems.”

Bolden organizes the PIE activities between and the school and the cooperative and added, “It’s gratifying to see the young kids having fun, especially after a long academic school year; plus we get the chance to act like kids, so it’s fun for all.”

Each Jackson EMC district office coordinates programs and provides support with its respective schools. If you’re interested in learning more about our youth and community programs, visit www.jacksonemc.com/community or contact your district Jackson EMC office.