COHASSET — Lake Country Power, along with Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives, is seeking nominations for the fifth annual #WhoPowersYou Contest celebrating local heroes. It’s a chance for Lake Country Power members and employees to nominate someone making a difference in the community and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections.
In addition to being locally and nationally recognized, nominees can win up to $5,000 for the cause they champion.
To nominate a local hero, co-op members and employees can go online to www.whopowersyou.com and submit their nominee’s name, photo and a brief description of how they make a difference locally. Nominations open on Sept. 8 and must be submitted electronically by midnight on Oct. 9, 2020.
An independent panel of judges will select winning entries based upon the positive community impact and creativity of the entry. The winners will be announced in October.
Prize money totaling $9,000 will be awarded as follows:
• Grand prize: $5,000
• Second place: $2,000
• Third place: $1,500
• Honorable mention: $500
Lake Country Power and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives launched the #Who- PowersYou Contest in 2016 to celebrate people making a powerful impact in their community. Only members of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, including those in Lake Country Power, are eligible to participate. This is a nationwide contest.
Lake Country Power, www.lakecountrypower.coop, is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving parts of eight counties in northeastern Minnesota. The rural electric cooperative provides services to nearly 43,000 members and has offices located in Cohasset, Kettle River and Mt. Iron.