On Wednesday, September 14, Bandera Electric Cooperative participated in the Kendall County Agricultural Day, orchestrated by the Kendall County Farm Bureau. More than 250 students, consisting of Boerne ISD fourth graders and Comfort ISD fifth graders, attended the event.
BEC representatives John Hernandez, line foreman and Arnie Campos, field service technician, held bucket truck demonstrations and educated students on the personal protective equipment field workers wear.
“The children’s faces light up when the linemen demonstrate the bucket truck,” said Kati Fitzpatrick, communications coordinator at BEC. “Kendall County Ag Day offers hands-on learning and a chance for our lineman to help educate children about electrical safety.”
Many organizations and businesses took the opportunity to help educate the elementary students during the event.
“It’s great for children to experience and learn about these things outside the classroom,” said Robert Hail, Kendall County Farm Bureau director. “Not every child has the opportunity to do that.”
Concern for community is one of the seven cooperative principles. BEC welcomes the opportunity to visit schools, libraries, and community events with a variety of educational presentations. For more information or to request a presentation, visit BanderaElectric.com/CommunityOutreach.